Somethings Brewing… And it’s not a baby this time.
I’ve been working on a new batch of songs. I’d started the process and concepts for the next album a few months ago. I’ve already started to put together the Artwork. I’ve written a few songs completely solo and am about to kick into co-writing mode again for a bit. I’m sorting out a trip to Nashville in November after a few fantastic invites.
It definitely feels different than the previous Album. That album had a batch of songs that had been floating about for a while. This is completely fresh. I feel like I’m a better writer now so I’d hope this album would continue the progression of my career. At this point it’s sounding much more folk based. I’m writing and playing in open tunings. That doesn’t mean everything slow folk, or Mumford and Songs foot stomping 4 to the floor music. It’s still got the PM sound you’re all used to by now. I don’t feel the need to completely change it up, but I do think there will be a few surprises. I’m going to release an Album & EP a few months apart and that’ll help showcase a bit more of Rock side.
The artwork actually plays into the narrative of the songs. It’ll not be a full concept album. But it’ll delve in & out of that narrative.
Definitely excited to progress… I’m aiming for a late 2016 early 2017 Release and i’ll be doing another Kickstarter… simply to put pressure on myself and give myself a deadline that I need to meet. My Kickstarter will offer The Album at its cheapest ever price. Rewarding people for early investment rather than just trying to raise a load of money it will go up in price after the kickstarter finishes.
I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer and i’m sure you’ll be hearing from me more in the next month or so as things start to ramp up.
Hope all is peaceful for you in this crazy world.
Well that’s great news! Can I ask you for some help!?
Yesterday I received the great news that my song ‘When We Kiss’ was selected as one of the winners (Unsigned Artists Section) of the International Songwriting Competition. I’ve been a finalist a few times before but this year I was lucky enough to be placed. Liking a song is such a subjective thing but I’m really grateful to be placed as a winner, it’s great recognition and I greatly appreciate my peers providing me with some affirmation in what i’m doing.
‘When We Kiss’ was a track I started writing with Chris Geehan, We’d this idea that started off really onerepublic sounding and ended up moving away and taking its own sound. I pretty much had the lyrics within a day and had a bit of a back and forth with Mike Malinin on some of the aspects of the lyrics. I was working with The Prime on the production of the track who are a dutch based production company and we between us worked up a mix. The track came out really great and when Mike put the kit on the final track it all just came together. I’m really proud of the track and again am so happy people like it.
Now for the I need you help part.
As an unsigned artist, you get wee opportunities to really push tracks. Things where press etc… give a shit. And this is one of those times. So what i’m looking for is if you could help me by sharing the track on your social media pages. Help get the track out there, add it to your spottily playlists, if you’re a blogger give it a mention in your blog, if you’re just a social media fiend share it. Any help is great & it’ll push the track a bit rather than it fade off into obscurity.
So if you’d like to & are willing here’s some links you have a choice of sharing!
Hope you all having an epic day people!