Friday, 21 November 2014

Kate Tempest - Icarus


I had a response to my Icarus post of June in which I explained how the myth was informing my recent work with gilded paper feathers (above). The response linked me to this Youtube post of south London poet Kate Tempest performing her poem Icarus.

Tempest recently released her album 'Everybody Down' and received a Mercury Prize nomination for this. She has a new single entitled 'Guts' - a collaboration with south London MC Loyle Carner coming out on December 8th.

Thank you to whoever posted the link and bringing Kate's poetry to my attention as I was not aware of her before. I think it is an impassioned performance from a talented wordsmith. Press play and let me know what you think.