For fans of independent folk music, an EP release like the new one from Cambridge based Flaming June is always something to celebrate. The EP is titled ‘In Pursuit of Happiness’, and while recent releases from this particular artist have been more acoustic based of late, this is a welcome return to a fuller band sound.
Song writer Louise Eatock clearly revels in the telling of stories – both her own (as in ‘Dopamine Oxytocin’, a track about new love) and in new takes on stories by others. The track above, ‘Freedom’s Fairytale for Girls’ uses the familiar imagery of children’s stories to really strong effect, layering in characters and ideas we already know to make an excellent point about unrealistic expectations given to little girls.
It’s clear that this theme of stories and story telling is important to Flaming June, and if you want to keep following her story through, you can find out more at www.flamingjune.co.uk.