Lesley Pike Delights on “Paper Thin”

Lesley Pike’s upcoming album, Wild, focuses on the resilience that comes after pain. Ahead of its October 28th release, she is sharing “Paper Thin,” written with folk duo The Dunwells, a fragile yet hopeful reflection on a couple’s fight that Pike overheard while staying at a hotel one night in Leeds, England.

‘Oh god, have I ever sounded like this?’ Pike asked herself as she tried to catch some sleep. The next morning, her and The Dunwells set out to write a song which feels tender but also quite optimistic and hopeful.

Delicate lap steel guitar and Pike’s vocal at the forefront tell a story of comparison and the shifting perceptions of conflict that come from overhearing such a personal row between strangers.

We still have now what we had then, but it feels a little cold. 

What got underneath our skin that keeps us from living in the full?