Blue Autumn Breeze – New Song

Just put that new song up on the subscribers only bit of bandcamp. Possibly a finished version. Or I might do another mix at some point. But I think it’s finished. Maybe.
Do not take this as a hint of what might happen next. I think, rather than a clue as to what a next album might sound like, this might be more like getting something out of my system to make way for the new.
This is the new song about the end of the world I was talking about. Did I wait for inspiration? No, I went out to find inspiration. With a club.
(That’s a quote from someone. Jack London?)
Anyway, it is for subscribers only:

Songwriting Diary 1: What next?

With the release of my last album I’ve arrived at an unusual place in my songwriting. I’ve recorded all my songs. 

All right, not all of them, there are plenty of demos hanging around. 

I’ve recorded all the songs I’ve written that I think are good enough to record, and I have no idea what I’m doing next. It’s an interesting place to be. Its also a bit scary. 

Jan 2020 will be ten years since my first solo album. At pretty much every point since my #songwriting has outpaced my ability to get things recorded. 

That doesn’t mean I haven’t written new songs as part of each album or EP production ‘cycle’ (can I call it a production cycle when it’s just me cobbling things together in my bedroom studio?). Plenty of songs were brand new at the point they were released. 

Others were fully formed songs that had been sitting around for years before they finally a home in a larger project. 

Others made use of ideas that were older. There are riffs and melodies I’ve put into releases that had been floating around, half-formed for decades. 

But with Demon, my last CD, I’ve got to the end. There are no more obviously usable ideas in my notebooks or audio files. After every release for the last decade I’ve known exactly what comes next. Now, I don’t. 

This is a little scary. 

It is also exciting. Time for something new, I suppose. 

Angel – only 10 days then this track self destructs

There are over a hundred tracks in the subscribers only ‘Immoral Supporters’ section of my bandcamp profile, so I thought I’d share one or two with the world on a temporary basis so you can get a taste.

This is Angel, the first track from the subscribers only companion EP to my album Demon.

It is literally about cutting wings off Angels and using them to fly. There is no subtext.

This track will be public for only ten days. It will self destruct on the 15th of October. Get it while you can!

Click here for the bandcamp page where you can stream/hear/download for free.