Here’s one of those moments frozen in time. Colour My Grey Sky is the final track from my debut album All Monsters and Dust. I recorded it a long, long time ago. I vaguely remember that I walked into my studio, picked up the electric guitar and played the song in one take. I recorded the guitar and vocal onto one track – anyone with any ‘studio’ knowledge out there will know how restrictive that is. But, for this particular ‘song’, that one take/one track mentality worked wonders. It set the song in stone right from its inception. Colour My Grey Sky only ever existed in its final form. There was no ‘writing process’. There was no ‘practice’. The creation was the conclusion. There are few lyrics because I didn’t ‘write’ any words. The song simply documents my feelings on that day. History. I think it’s a pretty song – more than the sum of its parts. A truly fitting song for the final moments of an album that took so much blood, sweat and tears to put together. After all that tortuous soul-searching, the last song just flowed from me with no effort whatsoever. That, my friends, is life.
Yay!!! News day!
Okay. I am officially unveiling the title of the CONFESSION OF THE WHOLE SCHOOL debut album. It will be called “ALL MONSTERS AND DUST “. There are many reasons for this name and I’m sure they will become apparent over the course of future posts.
I am also very pleased to announce that the “found sound” song that I have been working on since the Africa trip is finally finished. If you remember, this was a song that was built upon a foundation of wine glasses, a tube of Pringles and a box of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. I have collaborated with renowned American musician Bill Ryan to really bring you something special! The song is called “Where we go next ” and it really is a monster of a song. It has fully lived up to and realised all expectations! Enjoy!!!