When I was a child, my sister and I wrote a song called "Elephants are the Most Dangerous Animals in the World." I haven't topped it yet but I keep trying.
After a decade-long career in Advertising, songwriting may seem like a departure for Hardy, but to those who know her best, she’s just watering her roots. Miranda is Jack Hardy’s youngest daughter, and spent years traveling and touring alongside him everywhere from NYC clubs to small pubs in Ireland. You can hear her singing harmony and playing fiddle throughout the late Hardy's final album, Rye Grass (2009).
Her debut album, Reverie (2022), which started as a personal creative project, is a curated collection of some of her own first work. The album is a family affair, featuring a heavy presence of back-up vocals sung by her sister, Morgan, and a humorous rap by her brother, Malcolm. Toeing the border between folk and pop, the album’s metaphoric lyric style, dynamic harmonies, subtle humor and sparse production is reminiscent of some of Jack’s work–his craft no doubt absorbed by osmosis from countless cross-country car rides, songwriting sessions and family meals.
She now runs a small group of new songwriters in New York, following Jack’s manifesto and mantra of writing a song every week to share for critiques.
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Reverie is a collection of songs I wrote lost in thought.
I hope you find your own personal meanings in these songs, but if you so desire, you may also consider the below thought prompts...
FAR AS I CAN TELL
there are no right decisions, only wrong ones
when growing up means growing apart
island that never sleeps got you down? I know a place...
all you need is love. and timing
AT LEAST I FED THE DUCKS
life goes by quackly, waste it well
VILLAINS NOT IN THE NEWS
...but what was she wearing?
FLIGHT OF FANCY
if you were dillusional, would you know? would you care?
NO ONE TO BE
not all lovers make great partners
oh how things change, and how they stay the same
are you in a toxic relationship? or are you just losing at kubb?
ex lovers keep coming back, kind of like bed bugs
can you trust your luck when things finally go right?
REVENGE OF THE FIRE EMBERS
if we keep prioritizing productivity over the planet, it will purge us
"this tree is more constant than i"
omnipotent? or inebriated?
...and another one
"the only thing that makes you a songwriter is writing songs"
this album is dedicated to my father,
who is my top influence for songwriting, bad puns, and cooking pancakes off-book