Listen: Kirsty McGee – “Sandman”

4 Apr

Kirsty McGee

When is a new song not a new song? When it has been released before of course. That’s the case with this new (kind of) single from the softly singing Kirsty McGee who on Monday released “Sandman” which originally featured on her 2008 album, The Kansas Sessions. It has been re-released as it now features on the soundtrack to the new Danny Boyle film, Trance.

Don’t expect another thumping Underworld style banger or even some old punkish rock, this is a gorgeously delicate pillow of a song that rises up around you and gently cuddles you in. Woodwind dances subtly around as the mandolin picks and strums, while McGee sings with the captivating grace of an old jazz bar chanteuse; husky from the smoke filled room, welcoming and enticing. Like the shot of rye that most likely waits for her at the bar, a handsome stranger waiting to catch a word.

A hushed lullaby, “Sandman” can wash away the frenetic day before and gently sway you off to a state of blissful relaxation.

“Sandman” is out now and available digitally or physically from Kirsty directly. The physical release is a very limited (100 copies only) CD of “Sandman” and b-side “Setting of the Sun” in a sleeve showing the full artwork (snippet above) and some of Kirsty’s original photography.


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One Response to “Listen: Kirsty McGee – “Sandman””

  1. name not supplied June 18, 2013 at 18:31 #

    oh yes, there’s always a place for that 1930s jazzy deep south sound. love this

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