How The City Sings

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    'This is a bittersweet folk-electric concept album, influenced by his time spent in London, and the songs range from the slow and personal From the South Bank to Soho, which features exquisite viola work from Sam Sweeney, to the remarkable Drop the Bomb, which starts as a gentle ballad backed by the piano of Neil Cowley (of Adele fame) and ends as a furious electric guitar workout.’ **** The Guardian

    '‘…like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective' fRoots

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lyrics

As the morning mumbles
As the sleepers rise
As the main road rumbles
As I rub my eyes

I can hear the city sing
How the city sings
I can hear the city sing
A million hymns

As the offie closes
As the streetlights spark
As the foxes scurry
Out into the dark

I can hear the city sing
How the city sings
I can hear the city sing
A million hymns

I can hear the city sing
How the city sings
I can hear the city sing
A million hymns

When we sing, can you hear
Pure delight, pure delight?
When we sing, can you feel
A joy that nothing can conceal?
When we sing, can you hear
Pure delight, pure delight?
When we sing, can you feel
A joy that nothing can conceal?

When my troubles chew me
And worry at my bones
May a melody renew me
A rhythm walk me home

I can hear the city sing
How the city sings
I can hear the city sing
A million hymns

When we sing, can you hear
Pure delight, pure delight?
When we sing, can you feel
A joy that nothing can conceal?
When we sing, can you hear
Pure delight, pure delight?
When we sing, can you feel
A joy that nothing can conceal?

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from How The City Sings, released April 8, 2016
Sam Carter - Vocals
Neil Cowley - Piano

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‘Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection’ Songlines

2010 BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award Winner

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