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Natasha Khan & Jon Hopkins
Writer(s) Natasha Khan
Jon Hopkins
Producer(s) Jon Hopkins
Released 6 September 2013
Length 3:50

"Garden's Heart" is a song written and performed by Natasha Khan and Jon Hopkins for the soundtrack of Kevin Macdonald’s 2013 film How I Live Now.

Background[]

Natasha wrote most of the song's lyrics in her pyjamas, in bed, after reading "some old English pastoral poetry" and came up with the song's shoegaze-y guitar line, while Jon "fannied around" with the production and spun a web of electronics around the song.[1]

"I cried, like, four times," says Natasha of her first viewing of the film. "A lot of the things that I was working on for my last album, The Haunted Man, were of a similar theme, so I felt really attached to them already: there's a love story, there's stunning countryside, the terrible reality of being pulled apart by war. It hit me really hard."

Music video[]

Music video Information
Natasha_Khan_&_Jon_Hopkins_-_Garden's_Heart Released 1 September 2013
Length 4:15
Director Natasha Khan
Producer Alasdair Flind
Filmed
Location
Vevo views 539.162

Lyrics[]

We lived in a garden's heart
And opened it up for the sky
The world spun itself away
But I was coming alive by your side

And now the sky is snowing out
And we are talking from so far away
I hear a whisper in the trees
Where I am you and you are me

You need to find a way back here
Remember what I said:
The space that is in between
You have to fight it

You have to fight it

And now, the trees are growing still
And the flowers have fallen asleep
There's a darkness beyond the hill
And I pray for your soul, your soul to keep

You need to find a way back here
Remember what I said:
The space that is in between
You have to fight it

You have to fight it
Where I am you and you are me
You have to fight it
Where I am you and you are me
Where I am you and you are me
We have to fight it
You have to fight it

Credits[]

  • Natasha Khan – songwriting, vocals, guitar
  • Jon Hopkins – songwriting, production, piano, electronics, mixing
  • Leo Abrahams – guitars
  • Sarah Jones – drums

References[]

  1. Hutchinson, Kate (12 October 2013). "Natasha Khan and Jon Hopkins: a mercurial pairing". The Guardian.
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