Beginnings opens the EP, boasting layer upon layer of harmony. It’s a bold statement, with a vocal-only arrangement. This track serves as a beautiful introduction to a wonderfully crafted record.


In the beginning
We were stronger than today
Now you’re beginning
To hear me when I say-

That I don’t know why
And I don’t know when
Something changed
And then we played into their hands

Now it’s time for the future
So we wait for a sign…

In the beginning
We were strong enough to learn
Things are beginning
To take a different turn

But I don’t know where
And I don’t know why
But I know that things seem clearer in my head

We can find new beginnings
If we wait for our time…

In the beginning
We were strong and they were brave
Now they’re beginning
To look the other way

We are living
New beginnings
We are living
New beginnings


from An Island of Clouds EP (High Resolution Master), released August 28, 2020
Written by S J Denney
Arranged by S J Denney & Mat Leppanen
Produced, engineered & mixed by Mat Leppanen at The Animal Farm
Mastered by Nigel Palmer at Lowland Masters

S J Denney - Vocals & backing vocals
Ville Leppanen - Backing vocals


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S J Denney Benfleet, UK

S J Denney is an Essex-based singer-songwriter.  He performs folk music with an indie edge.

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