‘A Sad Kind of Freedom’, the new single from Cornish singer-songwriter Nell Davies, is an indie rock anthem about feeling lost, literally and metaphorically, and about how, no matter where you go, you can’t escape yourself.
Nell Davies is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, based in rural west Cornwall. She records her music in a converted pigsty and produces it herself.
Nell says, “I wrote ‘A Sad Kind of Freedom’ in the back of a minibus, having just run up Ben Nevis. I was surrounded by such incredible beauty but I felt completely disconnected from it because I was too busy being travelsick and homesick, and ruminating on some stupid comment I’d seen on Facebook. I’d travelled practically the whole length of Britain, and climbed the highest mountain I could find, but I couldn’t escape my own stupid thoughts.”