New EP Release | Carry Me Home
On the tracks, you hear myself singing vocals, and Jakey Boy Hughes singing harmonies and playing the guitar. I also play the Celtic harp on "Carry Me Home", and have added field recordings of the dawn and evening chorus of birds, also recorded during the lockdown. The songs were recorded live at Hellens by Mu-Mu Recordings in Herefordshire, and then mixed and mastered by Stoyan Storn Stoyanov at VST Studios Dubai.
"Carry Me Home" was written during the lockdown itself as a feeling of a homesickness for a place I have never known, or forgetting, but have a feeling for... a spiritual home... and the journey of finding that in the heart, in the stillness, and especially when immersed in the beauty of nature.
"Dancing with Angels" was written over a decade ago, inspired by the stories of women who have experienced abuse, but been able to heal and move on from their trauma. Stories I had read in the book "Half The Sky", and stories shared by women I am close to.
"Don't Let Me Fall" was also written one morning as a spontaneous melody and lyrics that came to me during the lockdown. After the lockdown I reached out to Jakey having not seen him since Sixth form college, because I knew he was living somewhere not too far away in this rural part of England. I knew this song was meant to be sung in harmony with a nice folkey country guitar vibe!
"Blowin' in the. Wind" is for my Dad, who is a big fan of the 60s Peace songs, and loves this Dylan classic. This song was also lovely to sing in harmony! Here is an early practice recording of that song.