The delay and lack of communication (sorry), is due to writing so much new material that the older songs seemed to get bumped out of the line-up.
My most recent song for example is about the Frida Kahlo and her passionate life in the face of so many challenges. We're deciding whether to squeeze this onto an already full album, or if an artist series is called for.
|Belinda Shave: Beautiful Cellist|
I am honoured to have the beautiful cellist Belinda Shave playing on some of the tracks. Belinda's most recent offering brought me to tears when I heard the rough mix. This photo is her playing on 'Black Crow', one of my darker, rawer songs about a person who died last year. The song carries on a theme of feathers and ink, which is woven throughout the upcoming album. Below is us laying down the piano part.
It's strange that themes emerge from an album once the final songs are placed in situ. East Anglian Girl had a clear theme of 'home' now that I listen to it and play the songs live, but if you asked me back then if there was a theme I would have struggled to name it.
I'm also struggling to name the current album. For a long time it was being called 'Feel the North wind blow' in honour of my time in Scotland and some lyrics in a song. More recently the name seems to have up and blown away. So watch this space for the final naming. For those of you I have run names past, you have all agreed that the ones I have in mind are either rubbish or too ambiguous, so who knows what we'll end up with.
Once again, sorry for the lack of communication. I am officially not blog material, but thank you for all the support and music honed ears. Where would we be without music?!