Polyanthus Scent

by Ian Ashford & The Solidarity Band

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Polyanthus Scent is a song about a memory I have from around the age of 6 or 7 years old. My grandfather had made a greenhouse from windows from an old house. He would paint and pot flowers in there. One morning I had the courage alone to go in to see what this greenhouse was all about. It was a magical memory of paints, a canvas, potted flowers and warmth. The memory lives on. A kind of magic and innocence entwined.

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The light has been fermenting over time
In the candle lit darkness far from your mind
While you've been knuckling down with your right shoulder
The light has been fermenting over time

A worn sheet hanging over
As the water colours bind and dry
A portrait of their mother
The Polyanthus Scent through time

The flowers of the shield will follow the line
A sleeve of light watching over
In the greenhouse made of old window frames
The light has been fermenting over time

A worn sheet hanging over
As the water colours bind and dry
A portrait of their mother
The Polyanthus Scent through time

She'd say:
"As you step out on the pavement and into the light
Hold you head high, as you step out on to the pavement"

Lyrics by Ian Ashford © 2021

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released June 16, 2021
Ian Ashford Vocal
Bastien Choukroun Bass Guitar Synth Piano
Simon McCourt Guitars
Arthur Duburcq Drums


All tracks written by Ian Ashford © 2021
Produced by Ian Ashford and Bastien Choukroun
Arranged by Bastien Choukroun
Additional Guitar Arrangements Simon McCourt
Drums recorded Chez Robin Vandamme
Mixed by Serge Fernex
Mastered by Francois Stoudmann
Cover Artwork by ELY THiNX

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"White Wire" is the new single by Ian Ashford & The Solidarity Band.
Out 12th of August 2021.

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