- 08 Apr 20
'Warped Window' features on Anna Mieke's stunning 2019 album, Idle Mind.
Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anna Mieke has joined forces with filmmaker Myles O'Reilly (Arbutus Yarns) to share a powerful new live video for 'Warped Window' – the third track from her acclaimed 2019 album, Idle Mind.
"When I first wrote this song 'Warped Window', the ‘you’ throughout the song actually referred to myself," Anna says of the release. "It was originally written to a future version of me as an impossibly ancient woman, who I’d imagined slowly fading and merging with her surroundings. A bit of a dark image perhaps, but perhaps there's something poetic in that. So there’s a theme of age and decay but also, perseverance. Of course, a listener of the song can decide who the ‘you’ in this song might be for them.”
The live performance of 'Warped Window' expands on the original album version – featuring Matthew Jacobson (Insufficient Funs, ReDiviDeR) on percussion, Ryan Hargadon on saxophone and Brían Mac Glionn (Ye Vagabonds) on harmonium.
"There’s an extra something about a song once it has been toured, when all the musicians stop trying to play with each other and genuinely, effortlessly feel each other’s space," Myles O'Reilly says. "It's never going to be identical to a recorded version, but what is exciting for me is how live performance reveals a more sensitive dialogue between band members and their personalities. Having followed Anna Mieke to a number of shows, and being a massive fan of the record and her band, it was exciting then to witness their relationship on stage evolve and try to capture that magic..."
Take a look at the video for 'Warped Window' below:
Support Anna Mieke through this difficult time for musicians by buying a copy of Idle Mind here.