Single review: Imogen Stirling – Speak

Imogen Stirling, writer, poet, performer, and playwright, returns to the music scene with spoken word piece, ‘Speak’. It was written as a creative response to her involvement with this year’s Paisley Book Festival where she was the event’s first ever Writer in Residence.

The poem speaks of the power within words; a message of hope in a time where life has been difficult for us all. Imogen spoke about the piece ‘It is rooted in the power of speech: trusting your own voice and your ability to communicate during a time where the media influence is strong, at times overwhelming, and community is fragmented.

‘Speak’ is strong and captivating, rooted in empowerment, paying homage to Paisley’s rich, radical history. Imogen’s bold performance, backed by dramatic and characterful instrumentation by Michael Hamilton, is a delight.

‘Speak’ is available to stream now Spotify

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