Helen Mottee | The Cry

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
HelenMottee.com

More Artists From
Hong Kong

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Political Folk
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Cry

by Helen Mottee

Folk ballad with humanitarian social justice themes.
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Little Blue Light
Share this song!
X
5:08 $0.99
2. Weep
Share this song!
X
3:25 $0.99
3. Frightened
Share this song!
X
3:32 $0.99
4. We Should See
Share this song!
X
3:44 $0.99
5. The Cry
Share this song!
X
4:02 $0.99
6. Ruth
Share this song!
X
4:15 $0.99
7. From My Window Sill
Share this song!
X
3:37 $0.99
8. Real Gold
Share this song!
X
5:06 $0.99
9. Don't Tell Me
Share this song!
X
4:54 $0.99
10. This Seeking Heart
Share this song!
X
2:58 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
From Wauchope, NSW, Helen has been writing songs since her late teens, and has worked as a professional pianist since the age of 21. Of her songwriting, she says: “ideas and stories come and I have to express them in what I feel is hopefully the most poignant way I can. I have been told by many that I am a storyteller in my music and I guess that’s a dominant focus in my songwriting.”

Helen’s poignancy comes through her songs, and her capacity to convey ideas in an original way was one of the things that earned her the title as the 2001 ASA Songwriter of the Year , with ‘They Told me “This Is Africa”’, winning ahead of 650 songs in the Pop/Ballad category, and ‘Two People’, winning first prize in the Sacred category.

‘They told me “This is Africa”’, was directly inspired by the 13 months she spent living and working in Zimbabwe. In December 1990, Helen gave up a full time piano bar job in a hotel in Sydney for a teaching position in a little school in Eiffel Flats — a mining town about an hour’s drive west of Harare, Zimbabwe. Ironically, it is this transition which helped her to become the 2001 ASA Songwriter of the Year, as Africa provided the life experience which produced her winning song.

Helen formed a singing duo with an English girl while there, and it was her singing partner’s comment about something Helen saw whilst travelling back to Eiffel Flats that became the title of the song. As Helen remarked on something, her partner said “Helen, my love, This is Africa!” The song was written about 2 weeks after returning to Australia in 1992.

“Two People”, Helen says, “was inspired by a true story told me by my close friend Shelley about this peasant women in Russia and how she had found God, and a science report I saw several years ago where the physicist was doing just exactly what I’ve described in the song. The idea of combining their 2 stories fermented in my mind for quite some months before I sat down one afternoon and the whole song lyrics and music came within an hour.”


Reviews


to write a review

SIT, Man In


The CD is great!!