Tonight’s truly sublime exclusive comes courtesy of a Gloucestershire based singer-songwriter and 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee
It’s not every songwriter who is brave enough to quit Oxford University to follow their dream of making a career in music, however Gloucester based folk artist Hattie Briggs has already seen her decision vindicated.
Having released her maiden LP Red & Gold on 6 April 2015, it’s been a quick journey to acclaim for Briggs. Having been covered in some of the UK’s and Europe’s most noted music publications, Briggs has also featured in an emerging talent documentary by BBC Introducing In The West and competed in the final of the UK Songwriting Contest.
On Your Way is taken from her upcoming album Young Runaway and speaking of the track, Briggs says:
“On Your Way is inspired by my decision to leave Oxford University and follow my passion in 2014, which made me realise that being conventional is often not the right thing to do. This song is about being spontaneous, taking opportunities and refusing to be swept along with general life. I believe that the key to happiness is finding out what brings you fulfilment and dedicating yourself to it as well as to those you love.”
Having covered Eva Cassidy’s version of Fields Of Gold, it’s no surprise to find that Briggs bears a resemblance to the US songwriter. We think you’ll also hear shades of Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman in her writing. Don’t take our word for it, though, give on On Your Way a listen and see what you think…