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Posts Tagged ‘Purple Heart’

Piney Gir presents Purple Heart

Cult singer songwriter Piney Gir returns with new album mR. hYDE'S wILD rIDE, and a beautiful new single in the form or Purple Heart. Here she explains what inspired the song, and introduces the video.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The Purple Heart is literally a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed in war. My grandfather was awarded a Purple Heart medal in World War 2, but he never spoke of his time in the war. I was always intrigued by the bravery and scars he must have had (both physical and emotional) from his time spent in the war.

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The year I wrote the album mR. hYDE'S wILD rIDE I was having a really difficult year, with things around me spinning out of control, my work, my life, punctuated by death. It was a hard year. I used this song as a metaphor for what I was feeling, the swelling challenges of forging a path, the artists' walk is a difficult one, a road less travelled, and it's full of obstacles. I needed to make this song the way that I made it: with me playing guitar in the rough way that I play, singing and layering more and more voices almost random… read more

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