"In April 2019 we were invited to react creatively to some of stories shared on the my-sentence website, which highlights people’s experience of serving prison sentences in Scotland. The permission to do so came with a little trepidation given that almost all of the creative work we do at Vox Liminis happens in direct collaboration with co-writers. The two of us decided that rather than tell specific parts of any one story, we’d use our own shared experiences of working together in prison sessions* alongside fragments of ideas explored in these stories. We created a character dealing with the challenges of existing relationships changing whilst finding unexpected camaraderie in unlikely places. The chorus speaks to the hope that everyone has something positive to cling onto during harder moments, whether that be a new connection, the support of a loved one, or even a memory. We performed the song at the launch of the graphic novel, A Life in Pieces, by Marguerite Schinkel and Morag Kewell, at the CCA, Glasgow, in May 2019" (Louis Abbott & Claire McKay) *The creation of the song was aided by Phil Crockett Thomas, whose session field notes were invaluable.
Written, performed and recorded by Louis Abbott and Claire McKay
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