Paper Heart Angel has been a long time coming for Australian singer/songwriter Hannah Gillespie…10 years in fact since her last release… and it is clear it’s been well worth the wait.
One of only a handful of albums produced by multi award winning and ARIA hall of famer Kasey Chambers, it came about via a chance discovery, or rediscovery as it where, of Hannah’s writing when she entered a competition celebrating the opening of Kasey’s new recording space The Rabbit Hole Recording Studio in central coast NSW. Initially, Hannah was gifted the opportunity to work with Kasey on the single ‘Ain’t It The Best’, but that session grew instead into the full-length album.
Paper Heart Angel effortlessly weaves family stories and real-life experience through a timeless Americana country songbook. It is as traditional as it is contemporary and as bold as it is understated. It was recorded (mostly) live and features brilliant performances by some of the country’s finest musicians, including Kasey herself of some tracks.
It’s raw and honest, and it feels just like you are in the room with the band when you hear it, and that is what makes it cut through the myriad of independent releases in the genre.
Available to purchase via Bandcamp (and on all streaming platforms)
Artist’s website: https://hannahgillespie.bandcamp.com/
‘Ain’t It The Best’ – official video:
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