After a long time coming this year I ram commencing recording my next album. I have written many new songs that feel like an itch that I can’t scratch until I record them and set them free into the world. There’s some acoustic ballads with layered guitar harmonies to the other end of the spectrum some blues rock songs and even a jazz style song in there written about the experience of going surfing.
Over the years I’ve had numerous different people come up to me and tell me that one of my songs really lifted them out of a tough place they were in so I feel a moral obligation to share my new music with the world. Releasing music is a strange concept as an artist because it goes out into the world and I’m never there when it touches someone so in some ways it is a thankless process but one that I can’t rest until I release the new songs I’ve written.
It feels like having a beautiful bird that I love and opening the window and setting it free. I don’t know where it will end up and who will appreciate it’s beauty but it’s the right thing to do and deep down I feel satisfied that I get to set something free that I trust will end up wherever it’s needed most.