Hey Little Bruiser

Album: Back Into The Woods (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This piano-led tune was released as the lead single from Ed Harcourt' s album Back Into The Woods. The song is an ode to the singer's son Franklyn.
  • The song features guest violin from Ed's wife Gita Harcourt-Smith, née Langley, singer and songwriter in The Langley Sisters.
  • Back Into The Woods was recorded in just six hours at the iconic Abbey Road studios.
  • As the song is a family affair, here are some more familial facts about Ed.
    He is a great-nephew of the food author Elizabeth David and of the former Conservative politician and cabinet member Nicholas Ridley.
    Ed's brother is noted paleo-anthropologist William Harcourt-Smith.
    Franklyn has an older sister, Roxy. Ed's tune "Fears of a Father" was inspired by her impending birth.
    His family home is the manor house of Wootton, East Sussex.

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