I’m so excited to be heading out on the road next week with Alabaster dePlume. It’s going to be great to see old friends and make new ones and most especially to play the new songs every night. Looking further ahead, the studio date in December looms large and in truth I can feel the nerves starting, but that is what it’s all about. To confront the moment head on!
In the meantime, I’ve just discovered (I know, I know) Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens and it’s fair to say that it’s been breaking me into tiny pieces. It’s as devastating as it is beautiful and I can’t get enough of it. To be listening to it on the verge of recording my own album is to look up at Everest from a the bottom of a long tunnel, burrowed below base camp – inspiring, daunting and above all, hugely motivating. I urge you will all the little pieces I have left, to listen to this album. It may change your life, or at the very least, make you think about it anew.
Hope to see you out on the road.