Misty River has released new single & video “Walk Me To The River” and announced details of her debut album Promises, which will be released October 1st, 2021. The album includes the London-based artist’s captivating debut single “Take This Dance”, which featured on the soundtracks of both the Oscar-winning film “A Phone Call” and the award-winning Netflix documentary “A Secret Love.”
“Walk Me To The River” is about overcoming adversity, a recurring theme with Misty River, which is the creation of singer-songwriter Carmen Phelan and her husband, producer Adam Morley.
“A lot of my songs are about how we overcome our struggles, what it takes both within ourselves and from the community around us,” says Phelan, whose experience of chronic illness has given her a personal insight into resilience.
A childhood prodigy, Phelan has been a sought-after violinist and fiddler for years, touring with acts as diverse as The Corrs and The Kooks, performing on stage and television with artists from Serj Tankien to Sinead O’Connor. In her early 30s, after pains in her hands were followed with loss of mobility and a long period of illness, doctors diagnosed her with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
“At that point it looked like I wouldn’t be able to play any more, and that impacted my outlook on life,” says Phelan. “I was aware of how quickly things might be taken away at any stage. That uncertainty gave me a sense that now was the time to get on with things.”
It was then she began writing, and found her own voice – quite literally. “I started singing about five years ago, and one of the reasons my voice is so unusual is that my condition affects my vocal chords too.”
“Take This Dance” won immediate acclaim and industry offers, but it was only after she took an unplanned hiatus to have her first child that she found the self-belief to make the record she wanted. It brought her into musical partnership with her husband, too.
“I tried out a lot of other writers and arrangers and producers and in the end he was literally the last resort!” she laughs. Morley was also the perfect fit: “He’s seen all of the changes in me.”
Misty River Promises
02 Walk Me To The River
03 Running On Empty
04 Wishing On The Wrong Star
06 With You Around
07 Four Walls
08 Take This Dance
Available October 1st 2021