The Interruption Behind the Art | 4 Track Breakdown
Over the past month or so myself and a handful of wonderful friends have recorded what I believe to be my best record to date! I thought it only fair to give a track by track breakdown for you of what’s to come! If you are one of the brave people who pledged for a copy in advance, then you’ll have a digital copy in your email inbox by the end of February ( and a physical by the end of March!)
For everyone else you can pre-order your copy through this site on the ‘Releases’ page. I didn’t want to go into too much depth on each song as art should be subjective and I hope it stays at least partly that way!
THIS SOON TOO SHALL PASS Life lost it’s vibrancy. I became super tired of the mundane. I also became tired of myself chasing whatever great idea I thought i had. I wrote some words down picked up the harmonica and wrote this song! I’ve referred to this for quite a while as my Ant-Gandalf song and tun just ‘Gandalf’ , for obvious reasons. I love the big trumpet that Mark Perry plays in this song. It always brings a corking smile to my face. Just around the corner is enough joy to call a smile from our weary faces.
ORBIT Prone to wonder. All who wander definitely aren’t all lost as a famous writer once said! Essentially this song is about the rare gem of people in our lives, who ground us in order that we can fly.
FIGHT FEAR WITH FAITH A few friends of mine over the past year have told me that they’ve struggled with anxiety around death and dying, that the thought of this cripples them. Whilst driving back from some shows in Exeter & Plymouth I got listening to a Radio 4 program about ‘Death Cafes’ – Safe spaces where you can go to discuss death, thus breaking all the power of it and the stigma it has. we don’t talk about this stuff half as much as we should in our country. If we can talk about it, we can own it instead of it owning us. Deep? I think so.
THE ART OF INTERRUPTION Sometimes the most beautiful things we can encounter in this world are when we’re disrupted from what we think is important. A child tugging us to go play pretend shops, that neighbour who needs our help ‘cos they’ve locked themselves out,