Following the release of the singles Elysian Days and Not Alone from Sophie Hutchings, today she presents her Love & Keep EP, that floats in calm repose as her unique piano style dances over a melody of peaceful quietude.
As an insomniac, Sophie has established musical creativity into her evening routine to aid her sleep. Love & Keep embraces Sophie’s love for nature, with an elegant nod to world sleep day. The EP draws from nature’s diversity to bring true an all-encompassing tranquillity into a potentially uncertain space.
“Love & Keep is a bit of nostalgic contemplation on appreciating the simple things that we perhaps took for granted and now value as extremely precious. Instead of holding onto and valuing something from before, it’s about building on that, rather than allowing the world of technology to fill in the social fabric and to consider the longevity and significance of friendships in time of uncertainty and struggle. I guess it’s also just allowing time to ponder, and breathe, to free us of extra anxiety to what has already been brought upon us and to not feel alone in that.” – Sophie Hutchings
Alongside this year’s musical offerings, Sophie Hutchings revealed a deeply reflective narrative when she teamed up with award winning turkish director Mu Tunc. The pair combined talents to deliver cinematic visuals for Scattered on the Wind’s year anniversary. The ferocity of the rolling hills and chaotic ocean continues to channel Sophie’s connection with the natural world.
“Sophie Hutchings is an Australian composer who creates stunning piano-led work” – Classical Post
“I close with a piece I almost didn’t write or record. It was close to 4am and I was getting so tired… I was about to pack up but then I could hear all the birds starting to wake and sing and it was so pretty that it felt right to put one small closing piece to the evening down before I went to sleep… It was just the birds and I which was a really lovely closure to the recording… Go To Sleep Now is simply a short ‘n’ sweet adult lullaby. Who says adults don’t need to be cradled too at times. To be able to slow down and enjoy some gold-woven dreams…” – Sophie Hutchings