It’s been around 5 years since I decided to make this album, and it has always been entitled Overtaking on a Bend. The contents of the album have changed over time, with songs losing favour over time, or new songs coming to the fore.
It’s almost become a bit of a joke, “When’s the album coming out”, people would say, knowing full well I’d never do it. The time for Overtaking on a Bend had been and gone and I began to think I ought to just leave well alone. After all, I’m a different person now.
And what’s with all this music anyway, I’m never going to be famous, or headline Glastonbury. No one will ever care what dress I am wearing, or whether or not I eat breakfast. What am I doing it for?
At the moment, I don’t actually know. Short of finishing what I started, there is no real need for an album. I wonder if I am making a fool of myself by even doing it in the first place.
You see, it’s been at least 6 months since my last gig and probably a year since the one before that.
2008 was an terrible year.
But now, it’s the end of April. The sun has been out for a few weeks, and I am beginning to feel more alive. I am becoming myself again. I’m not sure what that means for the rest of the world, but for now, I feel – better.
I feel positive. On May 11th I go into Ford Lane Studios with Duncan Burgess and Dave Clarke to record the bones of Overtaking on a Bend, and I intend to keep this diary as best I can, with ideas, pics, vids, lyrics etc, when I get time.
Songs that are on the current list are :
Running out of Air
If I Say
Becoming Myself Again
Easier Said than Done
Half of One
Won’t Let You Down
Lay With Me
The album will go on pre-order very soon. I hope you’re all going to like it. I really do.