British duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have built up an avid following in their native country (and across Europe), earning praise from The Guardian as "one of Britain's biggest folk acts, with beautifully textured twilit songs." Seedlings All is the duo's follow-up to their debut Overnight, an ambitious well-received record which focused on Clarke's magnificent voice and lyrics alongside Walker's prodigious guitar-playing and arranging. It also featured panoramic orchestration by an eclectic core of acclaimed musicians. For Seedlings All, the duo continues their experimentations in instrumentation and exploring genres outside of the realm of traditional folk to create a sound uniquely their own.
Seedlings All is Clarke and Walker's first album to be made up of all original songs and is songwriter Clarke's most autobiographical work to date. She explains: "For the first time I'm out there alone with a bunch of songs that expose my insecurities, fears of failure and inflated pride. They deal with my own specific thoughts and feelings about the reality of pursuing this kind of career, the cost to personal relationships, circumstance and lifestyle, and asking the question – "Is this still worth it?" They're about trying to find an inner balance in an environment that doesn't provide any balance or certainty. Where one day everything is brilliant and the next day it could all be over. Where one night ends in a standing ovation and the next starts by playing to an empty room."