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With the release of Hannah Rose Platt’s highly anticipated album, ‘Deathbed Confessions,’ the captivating tales of the supernatural have been unveiled. Drawing listeners in with its siren-like vocals, spectral arrangements, and wistful storytelling, the album weaves a mesmerizing web of darkness and emotion that leaves a lasting impression.

Having already enticed fans with the haunting track “Feeding Time For Monsters” and the captivating “Dead Man on The G Train,” ‘Deathbed Confessions’ showcases numerous standout moments that invite exploration within its eerie musical landscape.

Platt, a singer-songwriter with a penchant for the peculiar and a master of murder ballads, unleashes her unique vision through twelve poetic ghost stories that are sure to enchant and captivate. Inspired by classic horror, including the likes of Rod Serling’s ‘The Twilight Zone,’ the BBC’s ‘Inside No 9,’ and the balladeer categories of Samuel Pepys, Platt skillfully crafts alternative folk ditties infused with supernatural elements, post-rock vignettes tinged with revenge and haunting piano ballads that send shivers down the spine.

The album explores polarized themes of death, love, the afterlife, murder, regret, the uncanny, the kindness of strangers, and the downright bizarre. Platt weaves these themes together, connecting the characters within the songs as they embark on a train journey to the afterlife, revisiting crucial moments, decisions, and regrets that shaped their lives. It’s a sonic anthology that invites listeners to curl up and be transported to a world of timeless storytelling.

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Produced and recorded by the renowned Ed Harcourt at his Wolf Cabin Studios, ‘Deathbed Confessions’ carries the unmistakable influence of the singular singer-songwriter and producer. Harcourt’s presence goes beyond production, as he lends his mastery to a range of instruments, including pianos, drums, baritone guitars, optigan, backing vocals, synths, and percussion. His collaboration with Platt extends to a co-write on the haunting “Hedy Lamarr” and a joint vocal performance on the maritime murder ballad “The Mermaid & The Sailor.” The album also features a host of guest players, such as the Budapest Film Orchestra, Charlie Draper on Ondes-Martenist, Freddie Draper on electric and double bass, Lester Brown on trumpet, and Gita Langley and Alex Palmer on strings. Their collective contributions add depth and richness to the album’s unique sonic signature.

Mixed by the highly acclaimed Dave Izumi Lynch and mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, ‘Deathbed Confessions’ has received a glossy finish that enhances its haunting allure.

Step into the supernatural world crafted by Hannah Rose Platt in ‘Deathbed Confessions.’ Let the enchanting melodies and spine-chilling narratives transport you to a realm where darkness and beauty intertwine. Allow yourself to be captivated by this musical journey that delves into the depths of the unknown.


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