Track Of The Day 5/10 – Terra Kin


Glasgow’s Terra Kin is a new name, but you might well know their voice.

In reality 23-year old Hannah Findlay, they have slowly gained plaudits in the past two months, supporting the likes of KOKOROKO, Arlo Parks, and Thundercat as they roll through town.

Fred again… heard Hannah’s voice and was enraptured, immediately settling down to record with this precocious young artist. Their confidence went through the stratosphere, with Terra Kin taking this energy into their own recording.

New single ‘Flames’ is a starting point, and it’s infused with a rippling sense of confidence. A song about knowing when to end things, its hushed palette and restrained tones have a minimalist quality, the quiet contemplation of the lyric mirrored in the assurance of their voice.

As Terra Kin puts it…

“‘Flames’ is about facing the blunt reality of having to end a relationship. It’s that very fine line between feeling like the bad guy and allowing yourself to burn away and rise up from the ashes. In a state of self-deprecation but also liberation at the same time. I definitely feel like the villain a lot in my songwriting or at least depict myself in that way… it’s cathartic though, it allows me to accept that I will, and do, make mistakes.”

“I started writing ‘Flames’ on my exchange in the Netherlands, it was the first time I’d been out of Scotland for an extended period of time and it kicked off this big reflection period. It came from a place of guilt, outgrowing and leaving my ‘old life’ behind but also feeling clarity for the first time.”

A point of graduation, ‘Flames’ ends one chapter and begins another – we’re excited to see where Terra Kin will go next.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Kai Gillespie

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