Drawing Inspiration: First Aid Kit

01/02/2015

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drawing inspiration by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.com

I am increasingly finding music a great source of inspiration – it really is one of the easiest to access modes of creativity, and there is so much to choose from.  Although I appreciate there are some potential issues with Spotify, one of the great things about it is discovering new music.  Swedish band First Aid Kit came up as a suggestion for me to listen to, and lead to me buying albums and pottering off with a friend to see them live in London last week.

Actress and model Nathalie Cox is a big country music fan, and often my partner in crime for girly fun stuff.  I had a feeling First Aid Kit would appeal to her too.  I was right, and you can find her Cowboy Geek Chic blog about the gig here with one of my illustrations.

First Aid Kit on stage by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.com

Lyrics and imagery from songs sort of sink into my brain as I listen on the train or sing along in the bath.  This band has some really lovely poetic lines that I find haunting me as I go about my day.

One of my favourite First Aid Kit songs is Shattered & Hollow, packed with some amazing lyrics…

 

Shattered & Hollow by First Aid Kit by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.com

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