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Becca Stevens - Well Loved

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Published on Mar 9, 2017

The song "Well Loved" was inspired by The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon. Sei was a Japanese author, poet and a court lady who served the Empress Teishi (Sadako) around the year 1000 during the middle Heian period. The Pillow Book was introduced to me by my dear friend and musical collaborator Aya Nishina, who the song is dedicated to. I was very taken with Sei’s Pillow Book and her delightful observations of the everyday world around her.

::: “Well Loved” Video Credits :::
Directed by Damian Weilers
DOP: Franklin Dow at Wizzo & Co
Production manager: Rory Ronnie
Choreographer: Francesco Migliaccio
SFX: Steve Bowman
Edited by Nikki at Final Cut UK
Grading by Toby at Cheat
Executive Producer: Randi Norman

Courtesy of & Special thanks to:
GroundUP Music
Polyarts

::: "Well Loved" Lyric Credits :::
Well Loved (lyrics & music by Becca Stevens, inspired by The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon b. 966-1017, translated by Meredith McKinney)

They say the mourning dove
Can be comforted
By showing her a mirror
When she’s longing for her mate.
Oh it pains me to picture them alone
When they’re separated, and cannot hear the call!

To be loved
Is as rare as gold,
But to be well-loved–
There’s nothing can compare.

The heron looks unlovable
Yet will not sleep alone,
Taking turns on winter nights
To keep each other warm.
Oh it pains me to picture them alone
On the coldest night, without each other.

To be loved
Is as rare as gold,
But to be well-loved–
There’s nothing can compare.

Here’s a mirror for your love
Here’s a mirror…

::: "Well Loved" Recording Credits :::
Well Loved (featuring Laura Mvula)
For Sei, & Aya.
Lyrics & music by Becca Stevens (inspired by The Pillow Book by Sei Sh?nagon c. 966-1017, translated by Meredith McKinney)
Produced, engineered, & co-arranged by Troy Miller
Additional production by Becca Stevens, & Ted Tuthill
Edited by Troy Miller, Ted Tuthill, & Becca Stevens
Additional engineering by Ted Tuthill
Recorded at Spark Studios London, Atlantic Sound Studios, & Figure 8 Recording
Becca Stevens - Lead & Background Vocals, Ukulele, Charango, Handclaps
Laura Mvula - Lead & Background Vocals
Oli Rockberger - Piano
Troy Miller - Drums, Handclaps, Roland Paraphonic, Synth Bass, Harmonium
Chris Tordini - Acoustic Bass

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