This Human Joy

by Ajimal

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Following the acclaimed release of 'Footnote to Love [Part One]' and hugely popular live session ‘I’ve Known Your Heart’, AJIMAL returns with brand new single ‘This Human Joy’ - out now!

'This Human Joy' is a hopeful song about finding peace in the beauty of small and simple things, when often it's easy to slip into feeling frustrated or irritated by the world, routine and to stop taking chances and risks. It's about accepting the fact that we can't always know where we're going or what will happen to us and embracing those mysteries.

Featuring guest harpist Emily Hoile, and produced by Mick Ross and James Mottershead, the track was premièred by The Line of Best Fit who declared Ajimal to be "setting a new benchmark for sensitive pop in 2013".

This Bandcamp exclusive £1 download includes bonus B-side 'This Human Joy' (Early Demo). A-side 'This Human Joy' is available as a standalone download for 75p.

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released March 25, 2013

℗ & © Ajimal 2013
All tracks written by Fran O’Hanlon
Produced and Engineered by Mick Ross and James Mottershead
Mixed by Mick Ross
Harp by Emily Hoile
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Artwork by Paul Burgess

Cover photo ('Lucy and Dylan') by Nicholas Sanderson

Video directed and photographed by Ian West
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQQIxVztErA

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Ajimal Newcastle, UK

“Soporific, pianistic folk...displaying a charmingly earnest approach.” The Fly

"A new benchmark for sensitive pop in 2013"

Ajimal is the solo project for Newcastle’s Fran O’Hanlon – a collaborative ‘in-ear experiment’ with the aim of writing about the interplay between ideas from music, medicine, art, ideas, literature, science and stories.
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Track Name: 'This Human Joy'
This is for those who do not sing, but die
With all their music still within them
And for those mouths which speak with joy of death
And journeys planned but never taken

This is for those who do not sing, but die
With all their music still within them
And from those mouths there comes a perfect choir
And every sound they make is sacred

Oh, there is beauty in that unforeseen future
There is beauty in that small diminished voice
There is beauty in that unknown

This human joy, it is our birthright
My dear, grow bold and let's be braver
Because in your brain there is a perfect mind
And all the world that it created

This human joy, when soft voices die
Vibrates in the memory

Oh, there is beauty in that unforeseen future
There is beauty in that small diminished voice
There is beauty in those long forgotten words
There is beauty in that unknown!