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Slowing down with singer-songwriter Annie Hamilton

Alone with you. From her favourite Julia Jacklin track to her methods for overcoming shyness, singer-songwriter Annie Hamilton takes us for a journey of self-discovery.

The upside of anonymity is …
Keeping secrets. Not everything needs to be shared and there is power in privacy.

My favourite way to spend time alone is …
Sitting by the window in a quiet cafe with nowhere to be, drinking black coffee and writing rambling thoughts in my journal.

I overcome shyness by …
Reminding myself that I don’t need to be the best at something in order to give it a go. Trusting my gut instinct, always. Practise. And slowing down, breathing deeply and listening.

The one thing I want to share with the world is … My music … which is very strange considering it is very personal and feels very private to create. But at some mysterious point when recording and producing a song, the tide turns and it takes on a life of its own …

The five songs I want everyone to know …
Big Thief – Mary
Julia Jacklin – Hay Plain
Björk – Isobel
Japanese Breakfast – This House
Angel Olsen – Special