A Song of the Sea… from Jodie Marie

Jodie Marie, whom we featured recently, has released a single from her upcoming new album and she makes it quite clear that it was inspired by the sea that laps at the Pembrokeshire coast.

In Carageen she sings of shivers down her spine… and that is exactly the effect of this beautiful evocation not only of the sea but of deep emotion.

A collaboration with renowned songwriter Ed Harcourt, the track successfully marries a number of styles and creates something truly touching.

Carageen is the name of a dark seaweed that grows on the Welsh coast where Jodie walks and swims.

“There was a time I felt quite lost, the ocean was my safe place,” she says. “I love how the sea is so big, it makes me feel insignificant – putting things into perspective.” 

You can hear and buy Carageen here.

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley recently retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health.

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