"A delight from first track to the last" - FATEA
With well-respected contemporary Findlay Napier producing and Paul Savage engineering at his Chem19 Studios all of the magic on this debut album was captured with a cream-of-the-crop array of supporting musicians, including Patsy Reid on strings, Iain Sloan on pedal steel, Euan Burton on bass and Napier himself on guitars.
From the brooding darkness of ‘This’ to the uplifting ‘Little Bird Little Sailor’; from the heart-rending despair of ‘Alone Here With Me’ to the reassuring unconditional love of ‘By Your Side,’ this is a collection that provides a true and touching insight into the song-writer’s heart and mind.
Add to the tapestry the captivating love story ‘Next Friday Night’, the powerfully moving ballad ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ with its beautiful language; the swagger of ‘Trouble’, the fresh originality of ‘Fear (Break-up Song)’ and the nostalgia of ‘In Songs We Live On’ (an artistic link of old and new where Elaine’s melody, lyrics and vocals have been masterfully blended with 1960s authentic jazz piano recordings of her uncle who had passed away before she was born) and this strong debut is bound to seal a strong future. Read more about the Story behind 'In Songs We Live On' here.
The album was launched at a SOLD OUT show at CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2020. Lennon later played at the CC LATE NIGHT SESSIONS at another packed out show, sharing the lineup with the likes of legendary Scottish Singer-Songwriter Boo Hewerdine.
The album was Album of the Week on a number of radio shows including BBC RADIO SCOTLAND's THE IAIN ANDERSON SHOW, BBC Radio UlSTER'S 'THE LATE SHOW WITH EVE BLAIR' and Celtic Music Radio. Listen back to Elaine chatting about the inspiration behind her songs with Liz Clark on the 'Album of the Week Show'. The album also won Elaine the very first Celtic Music Radio ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2020.