I helplessly watch on as my best friend struggles to break away from a life of drugs (Sian Cross- New videoT)
It’s a self-directed new video to the latest single Gave Away by London-based, West Country born, English singer Sian Cross.
Sian says: “The music video is a direct presentation of the story behind Gave Away told through the medium of dance. The lense provides a connection between the subject and myself; I helplessly watch on as my best friend struggles to break away from a life of drugs. The video takes us through her battle all the way through to her eventual redemption after some unexpected news gives her a new perspective on life. This video means a lot to me not only because of its content but it is also the first time I have stepped into the director’s shoes to shoot my own music video.”
Sian Cross – Gave Away
Sian has already won nods of approval with airplay from BBC Radio 6Music’s Tom Robinson, BBC Radio London’s Gary Crowley as well as embarking on a hectic festival and touring schedule, supporting artists including Mercury Prize nominated Barry Adamson, Lisbee Stainton, Paul Carrack and BBC’s The Naked Choir winners Sons of Pitches.
UK Tour Dates
15th – Isle of Wight Pride
28th – Standon Calling BBC Introducing Stage
29th – West Lothian Pride
12th – Wigan Pride
17th – Hawley Arms, London
19th – The Cellar (Finsborough Arms), London
21st – The Bedford, London
w/e 26th – TVW stock Festival, Wales
2nd – Herts Pride
12th – Next Level Festival, North Wales
New Single Out June 30th taken from her forthcoming
‘Catalyst’ EP Out July 28th
“There’s an enormous sense of personality to everything Sian Cross. It’s there in her songwriting, and it’s there in her delivery – that feeling that Sian Cross can only ever be herself” – Clash Magazine
“Uncomfortable, but fascinating” – Hit The Floor Magazine
With heart-stopping tales and spine-tingling vocals, the West Country born and bred singer/songwriter Sian Cross returns with more haunting melodies and dirty beats. She’s already won nods of approval with airplay from BBC Radio 6Music’s Tom Robinson, BBC Radio London’s Gary Crowley as well as embarking on a hectic festival and touring schedule, supporting artists including Mercury Prize nominated Barry Adamson, Lisbee Stainton, Paul Carrack and BBC’s The Naked Choir winners Sons of Pitches.
Now, the songstress is back with new single ‘Gave Away’ from her highly anticipated second EP, ‘Catalyst’. It’s a heady, intense listen, featuring grinding synth beats, a sultry sway, and commanding yet genuine vocals. With carefully crafted power, punch and poignancy, reminiscent of Alice Merton and CAT and the dirty drops of Elohim, it’s the perfect balance of intimacy and inner strength.
Sian Cross is renowned for singing about the things that matter. This EP is no different. It tells a set of compelling true stories, each one based on first-hand accounts from the songs’ subjects. From an expectant mother escaping addiction (as told in ‘Gave Away’ itself), to a widower dealing with Alzheimer’s, each song allows a different voice to be heard. It’s authentic and it’s captivating – everything you’d expect from a towering talent like Sian Cross.