Ortense Blue – Ladies

Smoke dances its way through the rustling trees, as the wind chimes sing from the shadows. A tiny white light flickers from the woods. Shiny black crows fight over yesterday’s feast. Galloping horses can be heard in the distance, rolling like thunder as they march towards their final destination.

The horses are in their frame
The family is gathering the marriage will be happening
The horses are in their frame
We’ll never be more than friends

Ladies is the hauntingly hypnotic track from Ortense Blue. Hugely talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriting performing arts graduate from North London.
Upon my first hearing, I was instantly struck by the song’s dark beauty. There’s a real emotional depth to the track. Like all good storytellers, you want to go beyond the song.
Ladies feels like a magic potion which you shouldn’t drink but you really can’t resist. It’s deliciously mysterious.

The track sounds like something Kate Bush would have written in her prime, with a little touch of Portishead and the drums from Joy Division’s Atmosphere, which incidentally is my all time favourite track.

So close your eyes and drift into an Ortense Blue fairy tale.

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Darren Laurence
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Darren is the creative force behind South Londons trip-hop / electro-punk trio LegPuppy. Critics have been dishing out the praise from all angles. If you see them live, you will definitely remember their show. He has always been involved in music in one way or another, designing CD sleeves, posters & flyers before DJing and now fronting a band. Discovering new bands has always been his passion. His reviews are written in the form of visual poetry, creating a picture and capturing a moment.

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