“It’s been twelve years since the first of these songs made itself known to me and started me off on the road to Songs From The Floodplain. Since then it’s been a process of constant but gradual unfolding for me, even when my focus was elsewhere. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey too and are able to find your own stories on Songs From The Floodplain, Afterglow and Last Mile Home.” – Jon Boden
‘Last Mile Home’ describes a journey from moor to coast in a landscape empty of human life but overflowing with nature. In this third part of a trilogy of post-climate change concept albums, Jon returns to the more acoustic sound-world of 2009’s Songs From The Floodplain whilst retaining the narrative drive of 2017’s Afterglow. A meditation on solitude, memory and nature, the album was recorded during the spring of 2020 and is full of the sounds and images of nature reclaiming an abandoned world. Songs such as Old Straight Track, Into The Garden and Flash Flood function as a travelogue through moor, mountain and coast, while the more meditative Dream of the Ocean and Under The Bough draw the listener deeper into the character and history of the nomadic protagonist.