We’ve been in love with Only Girl’s drop-dead gorgeous voice and her beautifully evocative tapestries carved out of ethereal pop and sensual R&B soul for a very long time, as long time IHM readers probably know. Yet, we never knew the backstory to much of her music. That is, until now, thanks to a piece from BBC’s Entertainment & Arts division that was published today. And the light it has shed on the South East London singer songwriter’s music has illuminated it in such a way that it’s made Only Girl’s songs even more moving than before, which was something I couldn’t have imagined could happen. Please read the article before you take in Only Girl’s new music video, here. It’s incredible what she’s gone through with her now husband, who was the victim of a “one punch attack” in Britain that left him with a serious brain injury. It’s an inspiring story of love, support, hope, and dedication. And the video for Only Girl’s latest single Mountain captures that story in its archive footage, which magnifies the dulcet billowing gem’s heartfelt radiance and heartrending power. I’ll be carrying this to SXSW next week where I hope I’ll get to catch Ellen Murphy live, where every song will feel that much more meaningful and powerful. Download/stream Mountain, here.

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