During the making of Balsamo Deighton’s acclaimed debut album ‘Unfolding’ – which was released February 2016 – a lot of life quite literally unfolded. There were loves and losses, happiness and heartbreak, births and deaths. Rosalie Deighton very sadly lost her sister Kathleen to cancer.
“‘Blue’ was written after a period of loss and transformation, but is played with a positive and upbeat outlook”, explain the duo, “It’s a song of positivity, of love and of healing.”
Freyja, Kathleen’s beautiful 6 year old daughter plays mini-Rosalie in the official music video – which was premiered on Songwriting Magazine – and Frankie – Steve Balsamo’s adorable four and a half year old – plays his dad’s mini-me.
‘Unfolding’ was met with rave reviews on its release earlier this year. Maverick Magazine said Balsamo Deighton’s debut captures ‘the very essence of love and loss’ and MOJO admired their ‘stylish playing and harmonies’. Influenced by a wealth of classic writers and musicians – from Gram Parsons, Crowded House and Steve Earle to Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Balsamo Deighton’s songs pretty much nod and wink to them all. The duo are two close friends, simply making music that they love.
After a successful tour supporting Colin Blunstone of seminal 1960s Blues outfit The Zombies, Balsamo Deighton have an upcoming special intimate show at London’s Green Note on July 25th and will also be heading out on the road to support Judith Owen in November on her UK tour.