Put the Instrument down and move away from the microphone…
Yesterday I sent off the master of my new album for production. Cerri is sitting at the computer about halfway through creating the album artwork. Once that is sent to the CD makers that is it, it’s totally finished and on its way. This is an odd moment for any artist. Like any creative person I could probably never stop editing my music. But once it gets to a certain point you find that you are really going into the most minute detail that most listeners would never even notice. There comes a point when we all need to put our instruments down, our paint brushes down, step away from the keyboard, and stop. It’s finished. Too much polishing and you run the risk of taking the soul out of the art.
So that’s it. I’ve uploaded the music to my download services and announcing that it is done. The next thing is to release one of the songs for you all to hear, and that is just as nerve-wracking. Like dancing naked in the street, or posting nude pictures of yourself onto Facebook. Exposed. Saying here is my soul, what do you think?
I’m really pleased with this album though. Really pleased. It has everything from total folk-rockers, to reflective acoustic songs. Like every album I’ve ever made I have poured my heart and soul into this 50 minutes of music, and it’s been about 18 months in the making.
So keep subscribed to my blog, Twitter feed, Facebook page, eNewsletter – whichever way you connect with me on the web – because SABBAT, is coming very soon.