The Anchoress is the stage name of Welsh-born singer-songwriter Catherine Anne Davies. During this brutal, heartbreaking song, she recounts three different experiences of trauma: domestic abuse, sexual assault and a miscarriage. The first two take place at 5 a.m. and the third at 9 a.m.
"I think what I wanted to do with that song was present it as a triptych; three different scenes that are very common to female experience," Davies told The Scottish Herald
. "It would be more unusual for me to talk to a female friend who has not experienced one of those things and perhaps that's not readily acknowledged."