I wouldn’t normally say something is missing from a Jacques Greene & Koreless track, especially one as powerful as “Arrow,” but after hearing Szjerdene’s vocals and lyrics woven through, I’ve been persuaded.
The British singer-songwriter emerges soulfully from the background as if we’re finally attuned to what was invisibly, intuitively said by the music. She sings, “I was such a dreamer/Whatever happened to me/Followed all the arrows/Child of the silence/Sounds go undetected/But really what do we know/Followed all the arrows/To lead to you.”
The track is available as a free download on Szjerdene’s website, in anticipation of the re-release of Patchwork The EP. According to her Facebook, each song on the four-track album will highlight a different aspect of her musical personality, from her songwriting and arranging abilities to her “unique mix of soul and folk inflected vocals combined with electronic leftfield sounds and folk-inspired melodies.”
Szjerdene will also be featured on Bonobo’s upcoming album The North Borders,
available April 2, 2013. Until then, you can catch more vocal covers here
and follow her on Twitter