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by Holly Holden

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Written in 2011and first performed with my collaborative Cuban project X Planet, this is a love song to Santiago de Cuba, a city where I lived and which I will always love.


Seventeen Four Five
The driver closed the door
Unsure of what I’ve behind
I look up, I look out, I look forward
All of the people walking
they don't know what towards
They say five days there’s been no sun
On all the walls, odes to revolution
Oh the rain
I’m on my way
Today’s the day before the day that changes everything

Oh what a load to carry
with such little sleep
The heat
All of the clouds disperse
All of the hills are steep
Sweet imported coffee
Black for lack of appetite
It might've been the change in climate
but maybe it was more than that
Oh again
My gut aches
Digame señora como llego a la Plaza de Martes

He gave me twenty minutes
I am fashionably late
He ate and claimed the loma
Met a stranger who believed believed in fate
Eight stories high, two shots of rum, one drunk, one cigarette
The orbit of planeta x makes it harder to detect
Oh refrain
We meet again
You’re different now no doubt
but faces change while souls will stay the same
Any fool can see that you’re still mi Santiago

Hierbabuena, manzanilla, cinco CUC, maní
Sunglasses, sonrisa, bahía
I forget who I’m supposed to be
I laugh ’til I cry
We buy another beer
From the tined on the corner
where he stopped and sang Van Van in her left ear
Oh the pain
Sunshine after the rain
Yo me sentí tan perdida
Será que me encontré?


released June 19, 2020
Released 19 June, 2020 (3rd Single)

Holly Holden - Lead Vox, Acoustic rhythm guitar
Frank Clarke - Bass Guitar, Acoustic solo guitar
David Beauchamp - Drums and percussion

Written by Holly Perman Turnbull

Arranged and Produced by:
Holly Perman Turnbull, Frank Clarke and David Beauchamp

Acoustic Guitar and Voice: Holly Holden
Bass and Acoustic Lead: Frank Clarke
Drums: David Beauchamp

Recorded at Soup Studios by Simon Trought
Mixed by Toby Mills
Mastered by Luis Bonilla at Old Street Studios, London


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Holly Holden London, UK

Holly Holden is a singer, songwriter and bassist from London with a tropical soul. A long-term love affair with Latin America and many years spent music-making in the region have shaped her unique sunny, Spanglish soul-pop sound.

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