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Single Review: “Please Go Gently” – Amelia Coburn

This song is acoustic guitar led, very much a lullaby, but written in a letter form… Amelia Coburn’s vocals are very soft and breathy, and that’s what catches my ear straight away. I closed my eyes and just listened, and she’s got a voice that could calm a soul.

I’m no ukulele aficionado by any means, but I can appreciate the finger picking going on here, it’s percussive and the piano part that wanders in and out keeps it steady…

What a gorgeous song.

Amelia is no stranger to FOTN having appeared on the Fresh Faves 403, with The Cheese Song, and has been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in the past. From Middlesborough, Amelia has been traveling the world as part of her language studies, and gathering experiences that she threads through her highly lyrical and evocative original songs. Amelia has performed at Cambridge Folk festival, Czech Ukulele Festival, GNUF and in support and on stage with Steve Harley, Vin Garbutt and the Wedding Present as well as her own sell-out solo shows.

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