Luxuries

by Astrid Swan

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    Astrid Swan follows “Silvi’s Dream” and “Not Your Mum” with new single “Luxuries.” As with the previous singles, “Luxuries” is taken from the forthcoming long player D/other.
    “Luxuries” celebrates mundane things as the luxuries of life. In the face of her personal experience with metastatic cancer and the shared uncertainty with the on-going global pandemic, Swan sings that to be able to mourn is both a necessity and a luxury only afforded by time. The song articulates a message of hope and living life to the full despite difficult circumstances: to be hurt is to be human, to grieve is to heal.
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lyrics

I am waiting for my hair to grow

So I can cut it short and be in control

Embrace the loss in my own time

Forget and be fine


It’s just hair and it’s symbolism

It’s a yearning for the old me

Who was younger and who had a vision

Who trusted life to last an eternity



So I can have my peace of mind

Be miserable and take my time

Mourn my heart because it’s broken

Say these words I’ve never spoken



In my dreams I never hurt at all

And my skin is soft cos I am not born
I’m an angel with my wings clipped

I was spared all the hardship



So I can have my piece of mind

Be miserable and take my time

Mourn my heart because it’s broken

Say these words I’ve never spoken

So I can have my peace of mind

Be miserable and take my time

Mourn my heart because it’s broken

Say these words I’ve never spoken



I am waiting for my hair to grow 

So I can cut it short and be in control

Embrace the loss in my own time

Forget and be fine



So I can have my peace of mind

Be miserable and take my time

Mourn my heart because it’s broken

Say these words I’ve never spoken

credits

released September 10, 2021
Composition and lyrics: Astrid Swan
Vocals, bvs, piano – Astrid Swan
Guitars –Mikael Hakkarainen
Drums – Alina Toivanen
Horns – Johannes Salomaa
Bass, bvs – Veli Kauppinen
Production: Astrid Swan
Recording: Mikael Hakkarainen
Additional recording: Astrid Swan
Mixing: Mikael Hakkarainen
Mastering: Philip Shaw Bova, Bova Lab Studio.

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Astrid Swan Helsinki, Finland

Astrid Swan is a Finnish singer/songwriter who has released six critically acclaimed albums in Finland and internationally. In 2018 Swan won the prestigious Teosto Award for the songs on her album From the Bed and Beyond (2017). She was also nominated for the Nordic Music Prize the same year.
In October 2021 Swan releases her seventh album, D/other.
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