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about

During a hard time, when anxiety was a white sheet of fear and plummeting was a daily thing, one of the strategies that helped me was to go ‘mining for joy.’ I would think about something that made me genuinely freaking happy. Three things came to mind: the afternoon sun that sends long shadows across the ground spliced by impossibly golden light; the hilarious and ridiculous things the kids would say sometimes, pure gold; and the connectivity of playing live music to a room full of people, when something magic happens and I almost see a gold thread winding its way around the room, a collective exchange like a shared heart.

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Gold Thread - Jen Lush

the dawn pulls back it’s cover
the ground beneath succumbs to vital signs
take notice of the fault lines
i’m two parts underwater
one part staying dry above the tide
need more than oxygen to stay alive

the kettle sings to waking kids
i watch the golden lines spill from their lips
wrapped in threads of gold

i’m reaching in, i’m digging down for the gold thread
the fine spun gold stronger than blood
just say the word

the day’s story hangs in folds
here a floating book, now a bath gone cold
get ready for the army of words
but the afternoon brings gossamer gold
weaving round my legs and button holes
in the seams of all I know

i’m reaching in, i’m digging down for the gold thread
the fine spun gold

the paper day unfolds like a crane
birds come as they always do
here a beak, now a flapping wing

now in this room of formless dark
tongue and groove and dry and spitting sparks
looking for a glimpse of gold
there’s a hummingbird inside my chest
that ties the tangled heart to flesh and breath
looking for a place to rest

credits

from Let Loose The Beating Birds, released August 20, 2021
Jen Lush - vocals
James Brown - electric guitars, sound design, keyboards
Sam Cagney - acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Mark Seddon - bass guitar
Paul Angas - drums, percussion, Wurlitzer, misc. keyboards, synth, backing vocals - track 2
Belinda Gehlert - violin

Produced by James Brown / Tobin Lush
Recorded, engineered and mixed by James Brown at Wizard Tone Studios
Mastered by Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Sound

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Jen Lush Adelaide, Australia

Jen Lush is known for her spacious and emotive, starkly modern folk songs wrapped around expansive storytelling. Following her 2017 album of poem-songs ‘The Night’s Insomnia,’ Jen’s new album ‘Let Loose the Beating Birds’ is to be released in 2021. Jen and her stellar band have appeared at festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW, WA and Tasmania. ... more

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