‘We’re All Made Of Stars’, from Leeds-based artist LeeSun, might seem an unusual choice, but it’s day 7 on our Essential Advent Calendar.
On the night of 9th October, Leeds-based artist LeeSun went to bed feeling unwell. She awoke at midnight and We’re All Made Of Stars was already in her head. A few days later, the Canadian-Korean-British songwriter recorded the song at Eiger Studios. Speaking about the song she says,
“it is a simple expression of both profound loneliness and deep interconnectedness between all people.”
It’s a magical, ethereal song, mystical even: gorgeous in its simplicity and stripped-backness. The childlike quality of LeeSun’s voice adds even more to this effect.
LeeSun’s debut album, ‘Prime’, from 2011, has been played on BBC Radio 6 (Tom Robinson is a huge fan – and incidentally ‘We’re All Made Of Stars’ has just made the final 25 tracks of Tom’s Freshnet Listening Post – from a shortlist of 174). Additionally her music has been played on BBC Leeds West Yorkshire, as well as having exposure on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks.