WINTER HELLEBORE ‘Love is such a delicate thing…’ A meditation on growth through adversity, using the metaphor of a white flower, hidden in snow. Jools Heyes with Malcolm Heyes. Animation by Amy Heyes.
SHADOW TRAIN A song that was originally a poem, with lyrics inspired by a journey on a train, reading Shakespeare’s sonnets (You wear your summers so easily…) and thinking about surrealist art (Little birds rush through your eyes…). We are all ephemeral creatures on the Shadow Train, travelling through the beautiful, fragile landscape of our lives – experiences running by or filtering through us – unsure of our exact location or our final destination. ‘We are such things as dreams are made on…’ Jools Heyes with Malcolm Heyes.
IPHIGENIA A tribute video which celebrates the “breathtaking themes and pathos of the heroic and heartbreaking song ‘Iphigenia’ by Ruby Muse” by Χεiρων. Thanks to Chiron Cane for making this wonderful connection, linking the Ruby Muse track, Iphigenia (‘rm’ album 2006) to the 1997 Michael Cacoyannis film of the same name – here featuring actress Tatiana Papamoschou. Jools Heyes with Malcolm Heyes and Hannah Gimeno on violin.
COOL RUBY ‘Life, I love you, you’re my destiny, my bright compelling star.’ Affirmative and strong this rhythmic mandolin-driven song celebrates the ice/fire, love/sorrow, joy/suffering contradictions of life – feels its pain, and returns to love it in all its tangled glory. Life is the ‘cool ruby’. Taken from the ‘rm’ album (2006). Jools Heyes with Malcolm Heyes and Hannah Gimeno on violin.
CHEAT A driving Americana number, used in the Emmy award-winning Cinemax TV series Banshee, and as available on the Ruby Muse album ‘Red Guitar In A Blue Room’ (2011, remaster/re-release 2016). Jools Heyes with Malcolm Heyes.