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A Safe Place For Me: Jesca Hoop's 13 Favourite Records
Diva Harris , August 14th, 2019 08:25

Ahead of her performance at Green Man this weekend, Jesca Hoop guides Diva Harris through her 13 favourite albums, from Björk to Dylan, Cat Stevens and Kate Bush


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu
This album packs nostalgia in a way that very few have for me. I’m not sure where they made that record but I associate it with California. Sunny living. It sounds like California to me. I have a soft spot for that kind of hippie rock ‘n’ roll, Woodstock era. It reminds me of long lazy days with friends, drinking wine and smoking pot and laughter and music and dancing and the sunshine.

This record is another from my father’s vinyl collection, but it also comes along with my adopted family. For me, adopting a family was really important, because my family had dissolved at that time. We’d all gone different directions in that the very core of what we were was no longer, it was all very fractured, and everyone was off into their own corners of their own discovery and their own lives. Our connection was very much broken as a family. I turn to this record when I want something easy to listen to, it’s something that makes me feel at home.