This is the thirteenth song from Secret Gardens album Songs From a Secret Garden, from 1995.
“This song expresses everything I think is important to my music: simplicity. To allow melody to be naked and fragile, one that cant be wrapped or covered, is a very difficult thing. It requires more courage and strength to achieve the simple than the complex, as you painfully have to submit to the powers of nature, and open up. Simplicity was written at the time of my daughters departure to study abroad for one year. There are a lot of emotional undertones to this piece, which can be laid bare through the starkness of the melody. Performing Simplicity is very special to both Fionnuala and I, as it reflects the strong elements that have helped Secret Garden.” -Rolf Lovland