There were very few upsides to lockdown, but, with so much time on my hands, I found myself settling into a very productive run of songwriting. The result is that, less than twelve months after the release of Ageing With Attitude, another 17-track album hits the stores.
I try to make each album better than the previous one and I really think this is my best yet. Certainly the feedback I’ve been getting from critics and radio people is very encouraging. You can sample some here.
This time round I decided to release three of the tracks as singles before the album itself – indeed, Any Other World was released before we had even started recording the rest of the album. All three singles (the others being the title track and The Emigrants’ Blues) made Number One in the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts and picked up a lot of airplay at home and abroad. Hopefully that has whetted the appetite for the album.
The theme of the album is set by the title track and the cover artwork. It’s about the enduring appeal of radio, even when we now have so many different ways to consume music. I wanted the album to sound like the playlist of an eclectic radio station from the 1970s. Have a listen to the songs here and see if it worked.
I really hope that many of you will acquire the album for yourselves. There are lots of ways you can do so – find out more here.