Fife beauty spot inspires Kirkcaldy singer's latest release
A Kirkcaldy based singer/songwriter is set to launch her new single inspired by a Fife beauty spot and the growing effects of climate change.
Holly Roseanna is releasing her moving new single ‘Eden’ on May 7.
The folk/pop track was inspired by the natural beauty of Tentsmuir Forest and touches on the increasing national concerns of the effects of climate change on our coasts and waters.
The emotional single, which was recorded remotely during lockdown last year, was mixed by Dominic Hardy at Gracenote Studios and to accompany the release, a music video was filmed at Tentsmuir Forest with Michael Groves at Broadwing Media and features stunning panoramic footage across the coast.
The former Kirkcaldy High pupil said the powerful ballad features ethereal, dynamic vocals, melodic keyboards, intricate guitar motifs, as well as conveying an important and topical message.
The 28-year-old is encouraging people to donate to her JustGiving crowdfunder for the single launch, in which all proceeds will go towards the work of the UK Marine Conservation
Society who help to protect Scotland’s sea and coast.
Holly explained why she decided to do a crowdfunder: “As the song touches on the effects of the climate emergency, I decided to do my bit by asking for donations from those who liked the song,” she said.
"After looking into some different charities, I was really impressed by the work that the MCS do to protect our coastal environments. The charity works with communities, businesses and governments to improve the health of our seas and they run a huge range of educational campaigns and advocate positive changes in legislation to protect marine life as well as carrying out conservation work.
"I’ve started off with a fairly modest goal of £200 to achieve for the crowdfunder, however, if I manage to raise more then I’ll definitely be setting the bar higher!”
She continued: “Naming the track ‘Eden’ was a nod towards the Eden estuary, as well as highlighting the very Eden-like, tranquil atmosphere of Tentsmuir Forest. Tentsmuir instantly stood out to me as it just simply lends itself to poets and writers; the ‘magic’ within the forest was an idea that came straight to mind. It’s such a beautiful, peaceful place and home to lots of different species. It was a great songwriting exercise!
"I also wanted to focus on the wider issues of the climate emergency and the impact this is having on our coasts and waters. I think it’s important for us all to play our part in protecting our natural treasures so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come."
She revealed what she is hoping to achieve with her first single: “I’d just love for people to hear my song. I was really proud of this track and I thought that the sentiment would resonate with a lot of people as we’re all becoming increasingly concerned about what lies in store for the planet.”
She added: “I have another song in the pipeline so if all goes well I should have another new song or two to release by the end of the year!”
‘Eden’ will be available to listen to on all major streaming platforms from Friday, May 7 and the crowdfunder link will be made available on Holly’s social media pages.