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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.

ABOUT MIRANDA

After a decade-long career in Advertising, songwriting may seem like a departure for Miranda 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. 

After the album ended up garnering attention in the folk community, with over 17,000 streams on Spotify, Miranda decided she might want to take her music a little more seriously (but not too seriously).

 

In her sophomore album, titled The Price of Happiness, she dances at the intersection of tradition and invention, collaborating with emerging artist and producer Alex Crossland, as well as legacy folk sound engineer, producer and bass player Mark Dann. The album is an exploration of all the trade-offs and realities one faces in the quest for happiness, such as expectations vs. authenticity, wants vs. needs, shoulds vs. could.

She now runs a songwriter night in New York for artists to gather and perform their latest work. 

THE PRICE OF HAPPINESS

They say money doesn't buy happiness,
but that doesn't mean we don't pay for it.

- Miranda Hardy
 

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

PASSE MASTERPIECE

when growing up means growing apart

TIKI BAR

island that never sleeps got you down? I know a place...

LAWLESS ROMANCES

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

ROXY

oh how things change, and how they stay the same  

SPLINTER HEART

are you in a toxic relationship? or are you just losing at kubb?

YELLOW BEDROOM

ex lovers keep coming back, kind of like bed bugs

ALTERNATIVE ENDING

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

WHITE OAK

"this tree is more constant than i"

DIVINE INTERVENTION

omnipotent? or inebriated?

TIKI REMIX

...and another one

"the only thing that makes you a songwriter is writing songs"

-jack hardy

this album is dedicated to my father, 
who is my top influence for songwriting, bad puns, and cooking pancakes off-book

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