BIO

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A broken heart and no place to call home, that’s all it took for Lieven Scheerlinck to start writing songs under the moniker a Singer of Songs in 2008. He wrote and home-recorded the songs in the moment, without second takes, trying to get the original emotion on tape. He never thought of sharing his music with anyone, but somehow the songs found their own way into the world. Lieven was listening to Johnny Cash compulsively at the time, so it wasn’t hard to come up with a band name. Heart-break kept doing its hard work, and Lieven released 4 albums: I Dig For Gold (2008), Old Happiness (2010), There Is A Home For You (2013) and From Hello To Goodbye (2014). All four records were written and recorded in the home in Barcelona he’d recently made. For the fifth album Lieven got together a band and they found a farm in the middle of nowhere to shape the songs. Fading (2016) is the result of a cold winter and the need to huddle around the fire to keep warm. In between Lieven has also released two collaborative EP’s (Little Notes with Tiny Ruins in 2010 and Among Horses I with Withered Hand in 2017), he has toured around Europe several times and he has co-founded his own record label Son Canciones.

 

A Singer of Songs releases all his music under Creative Commons licenses. So if you choose to book/play/promote his music, please don’t forget to give your local copyright association the middle finger.

PRESS

 “Lo-fi lullaby folk that falls on the ears as gently as snowflakes”

–Metro UK–

 

“It is haunting, light folk, both endearing and emotive.”

–FensePost–

 

“It’s music like this that brightens my mind and makes me walk lighter through the day.”

–Folk Radio UK–

 

“Historias melancólicas contadas con talento.”

–El Periódico de Cataluña–

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