The Kaleidoscope Sessions is a series of live videos from Kaleidoscope Music. Featuring artists from within and outside of their roster, these are some stripped back performances that provide a new perspective on already great songs. Me Lost Me is the latest artist to be featured as she performs a wonderful rendition of “Coventry Carol”, which I am very excited to premiere to you today.
Me Lost Me is the solo project of musician Jayne Dent, who utilises her vocals as the main instrument that’s backed up by a concertina, looper and sampler, creating a sound that’s certainly stands out. Jayne released her debut album Arcana last year and followed it up with the release of EP The Lay of the Land earlier this year. “Coventry Carol” is a Christmas carol that dates back to the 16th Century and refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, a passage in the Gospel of Matthew in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two to be killed. The carol itself is a lullaby sung by the mothers of the doomed children. Uhh, Merry Christmas.
Despite the heaviness, the two pairings come together perfectly. Creating a performance that is befitting of the context. Jayne’s vocals fill the room and rightfully take the spotlight though the subtleties of melody from the concertina really add some depth to the performance. It’s haunting but somehow a little bit Christmassy too. It’s great.
Have a watch of “Coventry Carol” below and be sure to subscribe to Kaleidoscope Music’s YouTube channel to be notified of future Kaleidoscope Sessions. Make sure to check out Me Lost Me and connect with Jayne on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.