TUNE Campbell Sibthorpe - Pastel Porcelain (Radio Edit)
Pastel Porcelain was the first song written for Sibthorpe’s new record whilst he tried to comprehend that those he’d grown up with were now moving on. He cites his mother’s charm necklace as inspiration: “each charm acts as a timestamp from a moment in her life…its history is beautiful”. The song opens against a chorus of birds and plaintive guitar as he sings, “pastel porcelain…I’ve never touched this face” - a personal reminder to cherish those you love. Leaden strings build and twine between vocals harmonising as the song’s brief romanticism flourishes and reflects with its most poignant line, “metalled emotions of this silver charm”. The track's ambiguous closing frames the sincerity of Sibthorpe’s search for a life unconfined to a distant memory.