Amazing day in Dorset yesterday recording guitars with Phil Walker.
Polar is here.
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The music is mastered
The artwork is done
The release is very soon!
I think I know what it means to be wandering in the wilderness.
When I was doing it, I didn’t know I was doing it. Now that I’m out the other side, I can see I was in the wilderness.
Each day I wake up, with music on my brain. This morning I worked. Yesterday I worked, the day before I worked, and the day before that. I worked on songs, recording, lyrics. I stayed up until 6am.
I have my muse and my passion back and I don’t see it leaving again. It’s too easy to do what you love.
Sometimes it’s hard to start doing it. But when you’re actually doing it, it’s easy.
I’m starting a new residency at Fortress Studios in Old Street, London, from 5 March. It’s a beautiful studio with lots of great gear. Lots of new music will be on it’s way this spring/summer.
Discovering new music. Heard Aquilo on Monday, Saw them on Thursday. About 40 people in the crowd. I think they will only play to bigger crowds from now on. Small crowd made it even more special.
The Forest for the Trees Project was to be a collection of my original songs, to be recorded in a new studio in South London, April/May 2016.
It didn’t work out.
I like simplicity. Sometimes making an album it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees.
Music is a journey which requires focus, but also timing. Sometimes I lose control of both. Sometimes you have to realise you need to, prune back the branches, reset your songs and give them a chance to grow in the right direction.
I love this journey.