Next week, I’ll be releasing another track,’Right Angles’ on Friday, March 5 through Bandcamp and other digital platforms.
It was written late last year (post CO-VID lock down) while I was adjusting to the reality of a chronic health condition. The painful decision of ending my 25-year ‘live’ performing career in 2018 was essentially like not being able to breathe, but thankfully, I have had the encouragement of my immediate family to keep being creative in the studio.
Having this opportunity, has allowed me a real chance to build my confidence in ‘growing an idea’…. admittedly my confidence has always been rather low….sadly, I have dived back down there again in the last few months.
I must have been inadvertently trying to cheer myself up with this song. ‘Right Angles’ is certainly more upbeat than my past attempts – in this instance, I am using soft synths, programmed drums, surf guitar, vocal effects with multiple layers, blah, blah. Stuff the angular folk or rock aficionados might cringe at upon giving it a listen.
To be honest, I don’t know what to think of it myself, but I hope it expresses optimism and motivation and lifts your spirits.
Even as I write about how it I think this song sounds, I am reminded of something an old friend, (Jeffrey Lovejoy) would proclaim ‘with repeated glee’ while describing my overall sound.
Obviously, those words were a gentle dig and slightly insulting in the framework of the late 90s, but they were also a very poignant observation (and pretty accurate in reflection).
I don’t know if anyone will listen to my song(s), or if the rantings I make here are known, but if you find yourself in this digital space, I thank you for bridging the gap and meeting me halfway by clicking here.