Erin Hill has just released a new album entitled Harp Town, with Cleopatra records.
Featured in the July-August 2013 issue of the Harp Column, Hill not only plays the harp, but is also a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. Her new album combines pop music classics from every era, arranged for harp and voice.
“This has been such a big, exciting project for me,” Hill says, “I do a lot of different styles of music, and I write as well, but one of the things I’m most proud of is what I do with my harp and voice covers of pop and rock songs. I started playing the harp when I was eight years old, and right from the start, I was playing and singing songs that I’d hear and fall in love with. I’m just such a music fan, and I go nuts for some of these songs and artists, so what a joy to get to spend a year working on arranging and playing and singing these songs.”
The album, whose title is a nod to Steve Earle’s 1986 debut album Guitar Town, includes original arrangements of Tim Buckley’s “Song To The Siren,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm,” Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work,” Adele’s “Someone Like You,” Rihanna’s “Stay,” and Radiohead’s “Black Star” as well as such all-time classics as “La Vie En Rose,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Come Fly With Me,” and “Habanera.”
Listen to a sample of the album below: