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Abi is playing live and releasing videos of the songs from her It's Not The Night To Be Alone E.P for the final time, to make way for new music in the New Year. There are only 9 copies of the CD left, featuring 2 extra tracks not available to download. Get yours here: 

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RIVER - ABI MOORE

From the 'It's Not The Night To Be Alone' E.P

 

HEAR IT LIVE ON FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER 

(PLUS: See Abi's new acapella group ABI & THE TASTY MOORESELS supporting.

Click HERE for tickets and click HERE to hear the Tasty Mooresels in action.)

 

ABOUT THE E.P

 

Another Christmas... not just another Christmas song.

Independent singer/ songwriter Abi Moore returns with her winter record "It's Not The Night To Be Alone," telling an alternative tale of Christmas that's rarely spoken about. 

Described by Bob Harris on his Twitter page last month as "sad, but beautiful," there's certainly no tinsel, mistletoe or Mariah Carey here, and not a single turkey on the whole E.P: the title track is an achingly poignant and beautifully crafted song of loneliness, solitude and regret. 

Staying true to her roots, this is Abi at her most pared-back and unpretentious, playing solo on piano and needing no further fuss or frills. The simple sound of her wistful voice, a mournful cello and the heartbreakingly engaging lyrics will lift you out of your world and into hers in an instant.  

 "There are so many people across the globe dealing with isolation, loneliness, bereavement and grief, which all gets amplified around Christmastime," says Abi. "It can almost feel like the world is taking the mickey out of them during the festive season, with the constant enforced happiness and so much pressure on people to feel that if they're not surrounded by love and joy, then there's something wrong with them. I wanted to speak up on behalf of those people whose feelings get a bit marginalised at this time of year. There is a hope and positivity in the song as well though, to remind people that they are never truly alone, because millions of other people are feeling the same way." 

Indeed her lyrics put that point across beautifully in the final verse: 'But the moon it is not mine/ Nor the stars that light the sky/ And they'll be the view for a million other eyes/ Spending Christmas Eve alone.'

Her single is part of a Christmas E.P, with Abi making her mark, for the first time, on a handpicked selection of festive cover songs. Her enchanting original (quite rightly) takes first place, before giving way to the nostalgic crackle of vintage vinyl on the second track. A huskier Abi (who had a cold whilst recording it!) slowly steps into a smoky spotlight, her voice reminiscent of a modern- day Peggy Lee. The cute guitar part and an old out-of-tune piano played in a one-fingered, childlike fashion create a quirky and endearing 'Christmas Waltz.' You can hear Abi smiling through the last few words, but just when you thought it was in danger of becoming traditionally heartwarming, she returns to what she does best... understated, thought-provoking sorrow on an absolutely stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's 'River.' It is so beautiful that the track has even been linked and given a spotlight on the official website of none other than Joni Mitchell herself. It's hard to keep a dry eye on this song, until Abi saves us from drowning with a slowly building and then postively soaring homage to Greg Lake on an updated “I Believe In Father Christmas.” Adding violins to the list of guitars and pianos she's played across the whole set, the song brings us to a rousing, uplifting high and then... well, she leaves you wanting more. 

Which is good news if you're a fan of the medium of CD, as Abi has added two bonus tracks to those wanting a taste of the traditional music model: 'O Holy Night' and 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' are not available online, giving her most loyal fans a little something extra. 

 

 

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