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  • Writer's pictureKhyati Chaturvedi

Balladry in Motion: Unraveling the Spellbinding Narrative of James Spencer's 'My Hand & My Heart'

James Spencer
James Spencer

James Spencer is a folk rock musician based in North Devon (UK). He released his debut album in 2019 and has since become a rising star in the folk rock scene. His music is a blend of traditional folk melodies and modern-day rock. He is known for his unique style and captivating live performances. Following the launch of his upcoming album "Lucky Man" earlier this year, he also released another single "My Hand & My Heart" on Friday 16th June. The single has been well-received by fans and critics alike and received international streams.

A intricate nunber featuring on the album 'My Hand & My Heart', the track 'My Hand & My Heart' intensifies on the pastels and mild hues of mandolin mixed with flute. It sets apart from the other tracks with the delicacies of violin wrapped in it, and truly takes the listener to a soothing soundscape!

A thought-after approach, 'My Hand & My Heart' indeed is a ballad like no other. 'Don't hide from the woods, don't hide from the heart, life is crazy, life is painful, sometimes the world will fall apart ', James dives into the depths of encouraging his listeners to let of their fears, and metaphorically offers them his hand and his heart to all of those who're suffering from fear in their walks of lives and are afraid to make a move into the light. It comes off as a plea to those suffering within their own minds to return to the light and brighter outlooks of life. With the pandemic, lockdowns, and mental health issues that have resulted from them, James feels it is more important than ever to be there for your friends. There is an emotional connection in the song, an emotional ballad about being there for a friend when they are in a dark place.

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