Adele Gallogly

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Saint Saviour’s Songs of Quiet Strength

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British singer-songwriter Becky Jones adopted the moniker “Saint Saviour” after seeing it while running in the St. Saviour’s Dock area of London. Those who appreciate the lyrical honesty of the psalms may also be drawn to the intimate beauty of In the Seams, which lets listeners in on the intricacies of Jones’s inner life.

“I’ve made considerable mistakes/tried to be/someone else,” Jones confesses in a delicate, ethereal voice on the first track, “Intro (Sorry).” Throughout the record, her airy vocals are accompanied only by piano, acoustic guitars, and cinematic arrangements by Manchester Camerata, a chamber orchestra.

This collection (her second) is indeed plaintive in places—yet it is never entirely despairing. Many of the verses describe painful experiences such as romantic betrayal and childhood bullying, but the choruses are often calls for forgiveness and reminders of life’s promise. These songs of quiet strength are fitting companions for a pensive walk or a tranquil hour at home.
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Author: Adele Gallogly

I'm a writer and editor living in the lovely city of Hamilton, Ontario. By day, I write for World Renew, a relief and development agency; during evenings and weekends, I let short stories, essays, and other pieces out to play. I like to write about the intersection of faith, art, culture, and justice.

One thought on “Saint Saviour’s Songs of Quiet Strength

  1. This is beautiful! Thank you for making me aware of this wonderful artist!

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