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Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now?

Cate Le Bon is a singer-songwriter from Penboyr, Wales, now based in Los Angeles. She sings in both English and Welsh. Le Bon first gained public attention when she supported Gruff Rhys (of the Super Furry Animals) on his 2007 solo UK tour. She has since played Glastonbury, Latitude and the Green Man Festival. Le Bon appeared as a guest vocalist on Neon Neon’s 2008 single “I Lust U” from their album Stainless Style. She also performed lead vocals on the track 4 Lonely Roads from the Manic Street Preachers album Rewind the Film, released in September 2013. Le Bon’s first official release was a Welsh language EP, Edrych yn Llygaid Ceffyl Benthyg (“Looking in the Eyes of a Borrowed Horse”, similar to the English expression “to look a gift horse in the mouth”), on Peski Records in 2008.[1] She also self-released the double A-side debut single “No One Can Drag Me Down / Disappear” (described by Gruff Rhys as “Bobbie Gentry and Nico fight over a Casio keyboard; melody wins!”) on her website. Le Bon worked alongside Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s Megan Childs, who contributed violin, and Super Furry Animals and Thrills collaborator John Thomas, who added pedal steel. Wikipedia®.

Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now?

Are You With Me Now? shows itself as a fragile piece of music with it’s title; the question hints at a innocence and vulnerability that Le Bon’s vocals only emphasise. This is extenuated by the fuzzing and gnarling guitar line that picks up and drops where Le Bon’s vocals can’t, expressing the anger and confusion of the song.

Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now? Lyrics:
Oh, the sinking spell
Got to tiny heals
Pin the notice to posts
And then crawled in my mouth

There is a feeling I love
Buried in my brow
I have no reason to run
I see no reason

ARE YOU WITH ME NOW
Are, are you with me now
Are

It’s not impossible
It’s not unfathomable
It’s not unusual, baby
To feel the shadow and cry

There is a feeling I love
Buried in my brow
I have no reason to run
I see no reason

ARE YOU WITH ME NOW
Are, are you with me now
Are, are you with me now

Guess she knows me now
Guess she knows me now
Guess she knows me now
Guess she knows me

ARE YOU WITH ME NOW
Are, are you with me now.
Are, are you with me now.
Are, are you with me now.
Are, are you with me now.
Cate Le Bon - Are You With Me Now

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