Sydney singer songwriter Anicia May has released her debut single “Florence”. Inspired by the book On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, the track speaks from the perspective of the male protagonist about the female protagonist, Florence.
“The book struck me as desperately sad, yet incisive. A gulf of loss can arise from tiny moments: harsh or unspoken words, incomplete actions or inaction, underpinned by fear, pride, anger, insecurity or any other emotion you may not understand. These can drive you to misrepresent yourself at an as yet unknown critical juncture. This is at heart what ‘Florence’ is about. I wrote the song over a simple fingerpicking pattern on guitar, I simply wrote the yearning I was feeling at the time.” Anicia May