An Island (single)

by Simon Hudson



A samba jam, about meeting someone who seems as mysterious as a distant island, and wanting to get to know them better.


When I look at you I see an island,
Waiting in the dawn before the light
When I look at you, I see my own self
Searching for a place to alight

When I look at you I see a white dove
Searching for a way to take flight
When I look at me I see a miner
Working day and night towards the light

There’s a place you and I can be
Hovering in the clouds above the sea
Floating in a place where only hope lives
Waiting for a place too far to see

When I look at you I see a postcard
Marking all the those days I spent with you
When I look at you I see you smiling
Waiting for the day I’m back with you

When I look at you I see myself
With a handful of pretty petals for your shelf
Hoping for a time when we can be alone
Hoping for a moment of your breath

Hoping for a chance to get to know you
Hoping for a moment of your breath
Hoping for a moment of your breath


released June 12, 2020
Simon Hudson - lead vocals, nylon-string acoustic guitar
Jacqueline Gawler - backing vocals
Asha Henfry - flute
Mark Grunden - tan tan, cuica, tamborim, agogo, shaker, triangle
Andrew Arnold - keyboards
Sam Barnard (Germany) - bass
Niklas Herzog (Germany) - drums

Drums, bass & acoustic guitar tracked by Bobbo Byrnes (US) at Songs & Whispers Studio (Germany)
Vocals and all other instruments tracked by Oscar Poncell at The Kitchen (Melbourne)
Produced by Simon Hudson & Oscar Poncell
Mixed by Oscar Poncell at The Kitchen
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering (Melbourne)
Cover illustration & design by Holly Dowding (Melbourne)

Written by Simon Hudson
Copyright control Simon Hudson © 2020
Published by Songs and Whispers (Germany) ℗ 2020


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Simon Hudson Melbourne, Australia

Simon Hudson's highly original music weaves a captivating blend of roots, folk & Latin. Based in Melbourne Australia with great original songs & infectious live energy, he’s wowed countless audiences across Europe, Latin America and Australia. "Earthman is a wonderfully-made album ... soul, pop & world music” - Polyprisma ... more


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