It's a wrap! At 1pm Greenwich meantime yesterday it was confirmed that after hours of me layering vocals and singing just about as low as I can go, the recording of Geography was finished!!!!
Words cannot describe the sheer elation that was felt! This has by far been the most expensive and tricky record to produce, it's also the longest as I've got a whopping twelve tracks to sort through in order to bring you a fluid, well paced masterpiece! Well that's the plan anyway.... I'm aiming for ten tracks although that could grow to eleven but we'll see. I want you to get a good mix and not be bored after the first 2 tracks - pacing is everything. It's obviously going to be a very different recording from what it became, although I suppose it might not be too dissimilar from how I had originally envisaged it before I collaborated. Either way I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised and hopefully as pleased with it as I am.
On other news I have begun working with Jericho for the *finger crossed* album launch at The Queen's Theatre in September. I am also looking at collaborating with Kiera Osment again, who joined me in The Plough Arts Centre last October. I'm looking at making it a night to remember with some unusual arrangements and sparkling melodies and who knows, maybe an unexpected cover or two ;-)
I know things have been a bit up in the air lately but I'm ready to bring them back down to Earth and give you the music I dream of - I literally do dream some of this up! So thank you, as ever, for sticking with me. Thank you to anyone who ever came to one of my shows. Thank you to the musicians I have worked with and learnt from and thank you to the friends that have been there - you know who you are.
I can't believe that a ten minute song that started at the end of friend's bed - on their guitar no less - has become the title track and umbrella for this album. This record will without a doubt be a milestone for me and I could not of written it or completed it without your support.