Made Of Glass

Album: Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013)
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  • This song about the fragility of life was written about a friend of Tunstall's, who suddenly died from pancreatic cancer aged only 34. Just before he died he'd gifted her a cut-glass vase. The irony hit home afterwards. "I was like, you absolute bastard!" she laughed. "The one thing I've got that you've given me is the most breakable thing I own."
  • This features a whistling contribution from American multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Tunstall told The Sun: "I was over the moon he was up for getting involved. He came through town for a show and we grabbed him for an hour or two in the afternoon. I'd seen him play in New York a couple of years earlier and was blown away by his skill."
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