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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


Paul Simon – The Rhythm Of The Saints
My father introduced me to Paul Simon, I grew up on Paul Simon. He is one of the best songwriters that I can think of. I learned to harmonise by singing along with him, because he doesn’t tend to put the harmonies in the songs, the harmonies are implied; there’s very obvious vocal harmonies that are not recorded.

This is my go-to of his albums. Not many of the albums that I listen to are necessarily joyful, but this is filled with movement, it’s filled with rhythm, and there’s something very freeing about it. I listen to it a lot when I clean my house, it’s very motivating.