Sarah Gosling BBC introducing Cornwall & Devon
'We have something new, bare and brilliant from fresh find Shannon Lewis. I love anyone who’s a bit experimental with format and seemingly sampling her own song at the beginning is a genius way of doing that. This is ‘The Abyss’. I think that’s utterly stunning, well done Shannon. That has got such a beautiful production standard to it and so much deep depth of feeling and you can’t go wrong with a well of emotion.'
Tell us a bit about yourself?
My influences are artists Sharon Van Etten, Hayley Hendrickx, Jade Bird, Aldous Harding, Laura Marling. My favourite artist growing up, Bob Dylan. Completely fascinated by his stories - my favourite vinyl, 'Blood on the tracks'
What’s the back-story on 'The Abyss'?
'The Abyss' was written at a lonely stage. I had just graduated (studying photography) and moved to a new city for a printing job. I lived on my own and just worked on this track after work. I was comforted by listening to it. It started with the guitar melody. I mixed and recorded it all in my bedroom
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently, about 8 tracks all at the same time.
What was the first Album you bought? Damien Rice 'O'