Did you see multi-platinum selling songwriter Fiona Bevan opening for The Wandering Hearts? She recently released her new EP ‘Wild Angels Sweet Demons’…
With her smooth soulful vocal, Fiona blends elements of pop, soul and folk to create a beautiful 4-track EP showcasing thoughtful lyrics, intricate melodies and subtle hooks. “This EP is me exploding back into life and new songs after so long in the studio writing for everybody else,” says Fiona. “It’s full of love, life, death, sex, obsession, imperfection, and lush, widescreen, cinematic joy.”
The EP opens with the delicate piano of ‘Wild Angels,’ written when Fiona was deliriously ill. “It’s a song about how everybody, even the ‘fierce and fearsome angels’, get ill sometimes, whether that’s physically or mentally, and that’s ok,” explains Fiona. ‘Sweet Demons’ is about the torment and delight of sexual obsession, with unsettled stream of consciousness verses and a rising powerful chorus. Elsewhere Fiona imagines living a carefree life in the intriguing ‘Bad Book’ before the melancholy beauty of closing track ‘Goddess’. “This was the first song I wrote for myself after solely writing for other artists for two years. It just came to me out of a mysterious dark abyss; I’d been in a musical void personally, totally giving everything to everyone else’s music. This was the beginning of light and life flooding back into my own private musical world.”
Since the release of her debut album ‘Talk To Strangers’ in 2014 Fiona has established herself a huge career in song writing which makes finding the time to record her own music quite difficult, until now. “I started to carve out time for it, as I realised it was making me ill to not create my own music,” says Fiona. “I’ve been writing this music by simply following my excitement, and digging deep into the darkness and seeing where it leads me. It’s not about writing to a brief, or thinking about how to market to a demographic, or what might work on radio. It’s me recording something I wrote, which means so much.”
Fiona’s song writing credits include One Direction’s hit single ‘Little Things’ with Ed Sheeran which reached number 1 in 13 countries and earned them a BMI Award. She’s recently written a song with Ryan Tedder and Shawn Mendes which is the current Backstreet Boys single and Fiona also currently has songs recorded by Dinah Jane and Rita Ora. Fiona is also behind the lead single from Aurora ‘Queendom,’ and the Tom Walker single ‘My Way’. Other songwriting highlights include; the Steps comeback single ‘Scared Of The Dark’ that soared straight to number 1 on the UK iTunes chart, Mika’s new single ‘It’s My House’ as well everyone from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Lights and Hey Violet to Guy Sebastian and Stefflon Don.