I think I’m not doing this whole music blog thing correctly, because I blather on too much. Should I be being more poetic? More charismatic?
Can’t, sorry. I wear my heart on my sleeve and sometimes on the bottom of my manky shoes, which is why you get stuff like my new song Hope and Poison, which dropped on 19th May.
It was written after a tough start to the year [I formally restarted 2018 at end of February, you know, in my mind], when I needed and wanted to remind myself and people I love that everything was not just pure grief. It’s had a play on BBC Tees Introducing (thanks Bob!) and in my usual organised way I’m slowly getting it out there. Lyrics and links are here.
It’s been a raw one to work on, so I’m giving myself a break for the next bit of recording and getting down an original song by someone else. It’ll be its first release, and it’s a fantastic tune, and I’m really pleased he’s letting me use it.
Meanwhile, I’ll be playing Hope & Poison this weekend at the Darlington Food and Drink Festival as part of my set for the Tracks Acoustic Stage. I’ll also be singing Oh Love live and as-it-should-be for the first time, because the divine Emily Whitfield has agreed to sing it with me. We had a lot of fun practising it, so hopefully will be doing a bit more music stuff together. More info on the Gigs page.