Portraits

A 9 track singer-songwriter album (43m 11s) — released October 4th 2019 on Son Canciones

"No more selfies!" This could be the slogan hanging behind a Singer of Songs on each stage of his next tour. After almost 10 years of confessing the unconfessable with his ultra-personal songs, in 2017 he suddenly had enough. Tired of navel-gazing, he began to write portraits of the people around him. His parents who fight heroically against old age. His brother-in-law who introduced him to indie music with a pile of carefully made mixtapes. The sad florist who turned out to be the happiest woman in the world. A friend's fight against cancer. The friend who fled from the war in Syria. These are only some of the stories a Singer of Songs delved into like a reporter to mold them into the 9 intimate indie-folk songs that form "Portraits", a Singer of Songs' sixth studio album.

A Singer of Songs is the alter ego of Lieven Scheerlinck, a Belgian who has been living in Barcelona for more than 20 years. Since 2008 he has released 5 studio albums and two collaborative EP's with Tiny Ruins and Withered Hand. His songs have been compared by the press to Sparklehorse, Low, Vic Chesnutt and snowflakes falling in slow motion. He is the co-founder of the record label Son Canciones and curator of the successful concert series Indies Keeping Secrets and FemPop (The Festival That Does Not Want to Exist).

“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.” - Juan Manuel Freire El Periódico

“...il sussurro profondo di Barzin e Damien Jurado, con un'atmosfera polverosa che sembra rimandare ad un Conor Oberst spogliato di enfasi.” - Onda Rock

“Canciones que hacen hogares. De esas para escuchar cubiertos con una manta mientras miramos una chimenea, una ventana o una lavadora dando vueltas con una copa de algo bien fuerte en la mano. De esas que acabamos escuchando cuando no queremos oír nada.Música que no alegra el alma, pero que al menos da un poco de calor al corazón.” - bsides

“Beautiful music with a huge beating heart. - Odd Box

“Like a warm blanket you want to put over you after a bad day. It’s haunting and sweet but there is a tinge of despair laced within it. - LAisthenewNY

Its songs are soft, beautiful, and at times heart wrenching - You Crazy Dreamers

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