Isobel Knight Performs ‘Start Again’ Live at Enmore
Emerging from the Blue Mountains, Isobel Knight has made an indelible imprint on the Sydney indie and folk scene. Two albums into what promises to be a fascinating career, her songs have a powerful narrative drive, are packed with intricate melodies, and brimming with soul.
For her Live at Enmore session, the singer-songwriter travelled light but exuded an energy that burst out of the studio. The song she performed, Start Again, appears on her newly released album, Here Now.
Back in Australia after studying and recording the album in the U.S., Start Again embodies a spirit of freedom and forgiveness.
Start Again was Mixed and Recorded by Dan Shaw and Owen Penglis
With just her acoustic guitar and voice Knight delivered a powerful performance, with effortless vocal flourishes underpinned by the energetic rhythms of the guitar.
Here’s how Isobel Knight described the meaning of Start Again:
“It’s a song about running into your ex on the street and realising that you can start again any time you want and you’re not the person that they knew. It’s also about the biology fact that apparently every seven years, every cell in your body has replaced itself at least one time.”
Check out the performance below:
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The Live at Enmore series is made possible with the help of our tech partner Audio-Technica. Here’s a list of the microphones that were used to capture this incredible performance:
Capturing vocals and guitar at the same time with separation is a challenge. For the voice, we went with the versatile and detailed large-diaphragm condenser: AT4050
For the guitar, we went with another AT4050 — the anniversary edition ‘Urushi’ model. Both microphones were set to the Figure 8 pattern and carefully positioned to create separation between the two sound sources.