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In the Winter


A22 Interview

In the Winter

Artist Bio: Greenness

Greenness is the musical project of French singer-songwriter Cess Frangi and English producer and composer Graham Pratt.

Drawing inspiration from hybrid genres, such as trip-hop and folktronica, the music of Greenness aims to create an immersive and emotional experience through the use of various acoustic instruments merged with electronic beats, sound effects, field recordings and evocative bilingual lyrics, in a bid to explore and deepen our connection with ourselves, each other and the environment.

Based in Brighton, the pair has performed in some of the city's biggest venues (Brighton Centre, Concorde 2, The Haunt...), opened at a sold-out event in London's iconic Royal Albert Hall and toured across the UK, France, Spain and Germany, equally at ease with a full backing band on festival stages or in smaller settings with their more intimate, stripped-back duo set. Notable performances include supporting US folk artists Marissa Nadler and Handmade Moments, opening for UK top 10 rock band The Slow Readers Club and sharing a stage with the likes of Alice Russell, Orbital, Dub Pistols and Asian Dub Foundation.

Following the successful launch of two thematic EPs (Bicephaly in 2016 and Cyclicity in 2018), Greenness are now working on their debut album Sunrooms, set to be released independently in 2021.

"Electro-acoustic duo Greenness from Brighton are a revelation, with Cess’ awesome voice superbly complemented by Graham’s distinctive guitar work." - The Morning Star

www.greennessmusic.com

Song Brief: In The Winter

"I wrote this song in December 2012 after a childhood friend took her own life. She was buried on Boxing Day, but despite the cold winter weather, the cemetary was full of flowers in bloom, which gave everyone a sense of comfort and optimism. This is what I tried to convey in the lyrics of In The Winter. The song’s message is that even after the most tragic and difficult times, spring always comes eventually. Singing these words has really helped me through my healing journey and I hope this song can bring some relief to other people experiencing loss and mental illness."

Cess

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Song Credits

Cess Frangi: vocals, lyrics, ukulele

Graham Pratt: guitars, production, artwork

Song Lyrics

Saturday

A summer child

Whispered in my ear

And what she said

Was rather sad

Time to disappear

It was cold and warm and wet and dry

I came over to say goodbye

It was cold and warm and yet and dry

I came over to say goodbye

And I’d never seen so many flowers

Blooming in the winter

Never seen so many flowers

Blooming in the winter

In the winter

Saturday

A teenage girl

Gently took my hand

And what she said

Was unsufferable

I still don’t understand

It was cold and warm and wet and dry

I came over to say goodbye

It was cold and warm and yet and dry

I came over to say goodbye

And I’d never seen so many flowers

Blooming in the winter

Never seen so many flowers

Blooming in the winter

In the winter

Have you ever seen so many flowers

Blooming in the winter

Ever seen so many flowers

Blooming in the winter

In the winter


www.greenessmusic.com


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