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Bathtime ballads

Karen Elson’s tracks for chilling in the tub.

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Bathtime Ballads

‘There’s an elegance about Red Roses and that’s what makes it a modern classic,’ says Jo Malone London Girl and musician Karen Elson. When enjoying a relaxing soak, she pairs Red Roses Candles with a moody soundtrack. So, for the full flavour of modern romance, here’s her escapist bathtime playlist...

Wild World – Cat Stevens
‘I love this song so much. In my opinion,Cat Stevens is one of the best songwriters ever. Wild Worldis a wonderful balance of being sarcastic lyrically but totally beautiful all at once. It’s my go-totrackwhen I want to just let go.’

Song of the Siren - This Mortal Coil
‘This is the most beautiful song and it willtransport you elsewhere;it’s kind of otherworldly. It’s a TimBuckley song, but Elizabeth Fraser (of the Cocteau Twins)sings this version. Hervoice is legendaryanddeserves awards. I don’t think I’veever listenedto it all the way through without getting emotional. It always seems to make me cry.’

Blue Light - Mazzy Star
‘I find this is such a soothing song. I always gravitate to it when I’m relaxing. It’s so serene and calming–I think it’s divine. It’s one to just close your eyes to and forgetabout everything.’

Feeling Good - Nina Simone
‘To me, thissongjust feels righteous. As soon as she sings those first few lines, then hits you with the ‘and I’m feelinggood’ –it’s totally glorious. It’s one to play as you’re getting out of the bath andready to tackle the world again!’

“There's an elegance about Red Roses and that's what makes it a modern classic”

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