Kirsten Adamson releases a new single ‘Let Me Live’.

The track, which features Joe Harvey-Whyte’s pedal steel and Rob Heath on drums, pays tribute to key workers – “We’ll remember them when this is over… How they showed us all what bravery means”.

‘Let Me Live’ also reflects how many people are currently struggling. The singer-songwriter, previously of The Gillyflowers, tells how in April, missing her mother one evening during lockdown and thinking of lost loved ones, she wrote the track: “In a flood of tears, the song came tumbling out, and with grave circumstances in hospitals and care homes coming to light I couldn’t control my emotions!”

Hence, 50% of all downloads go to the Scottish mental health charity Support In Mind Scotland.

The track can be downloaded at Bandcamp, and donations can also be made at the Just Giving page.

The daughter of Big Country frontman Stuart Adamson has been used to performing four or five nights a week to help support her family (including young son Sid) but found herself with no time to pen any new songs.

This led to her playing online shows from her garden summerhouse, a mix of original songs and covers from Kate Bush to Dolly Parton, John Prine and Joni Mitchell.

Adamson performs a livestream every Friday from 8:30-9:30pm at, with a free livestream on the first Friday of every month at

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