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Growing in the Ground

by Happy Axe

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"Growing In The Ground" marks the return of singer/violinist Happy Axe, whose 2018 debut album Dream Punching became a cult favourite for fans of hypnotic ambient pop music.

Alongside her signature swooning vocals and lush strings comes a newfound clarity and confidence, with a production assist from fellow musical polymath and Spirit Level label-mate Braille Face.

Like a lot of Happy Axe's music, nature's magical power to inspire revelation is the inspiration behind the new track:

"My friend Anna and I went on a camping trip and arrived after dark. Having set up our tents we still wanted to go and explore even though the light had disappeared. As we walked down a bush track in the dark we decided to turn our torches off to see how it looked, and we realised we were standing between two walls of earth covered in a million glow worms.

This song is about the walk and also me discovering more about Anna as a friend and how people who at first seem tough reveal their softness after a while."


released March 30, 2021
Written by Emma Kelly
Produced by Emma Kelly, with additional production by Jordan White
Mixed by Jordan White
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick

Artwork by Jeff Andersen Jnr.


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Happy Axe Melbourne, Australia

Happy Axe is a violinist, vocalist and composer currently based in Melbourne. Her songs are delicately constructed from layers of swooning harmonies, lush strings and unusual rhythms, often telling stories of nature's magical power.

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