Day 114 – Polly Paulusma

Posts are going to be a little on the short side over the next few days, what with all the Christmas festivities and all. But I promise to keep uploading tunes each day, even if the accompanying text is sparse.

So here’s today’s – Story of My Life by English folk songstress Polly Paulusma. It’s a beautiful little guitar and piano ditty, littered with heartache-on-sleeve lyrics and introspective musings. OK, so it’s also a re-working of an earlier tune from her back catalogue, but I prefer this stripped back, sleepy version to the original one.

At times it’s a little Vashti Bunyan, a bit Nick Drake and with a sprinkling of Joni Mitchell, but the end result is something quite exquisite – playful and soulful, tinged with sadness and regret and with a story to tell.

Check out the rest of her most recent album The Small Feat of my Reverie (which this track is taken from). It’s full of equally glorious, lovely folk-fuelled stuff.

Only problem is that I can only find the original version on YouTube, so watch the video and then see the difference on the Spotify link version.


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