All in one tonight. And tonight I am flying high up there in the sky on my way to Hawaii.
I am recording my next single (available soon at iTunes, Amazon and all your usual streaming and download sites) and it's all about Hawaii.
I like to be “in the location” or “on location” as the movie guys like Kyle Harrison would say.
It adds a certain authenticity to the flavour of the song, I mean, for example I recorded “Homeless in New York” out there in the street under the shelter of the overhead subway track. That's the song that the brilliant boys in Manchester, Alexander Johnston and JV Johnston, arranged into this colossal, orchestral Opus featuring on the Sonic Generals debut album “Soul Riders” (to be released soon, I think, but I'll keep you posted).
And with this new song I've been trying to get that powerhouse sound of Mamma Freedom to fly out and accompany me, but these guys are just so tied up, what with the launch of their rockingly funky Rhythm & Blues single “Cast the First Stone” (out on 2nd October), and the launch party and all, there in Manchester, well, we'll have to see whether they can make it. But it would be great cos their sound is dynamite.
And I promise, John (Mayer that is) that you can play on the next one - and it's right up your alley, honest.
So with all this going on, I decided to change my profile pic on Facebook. See, with the previous one I had this idea to have it mirror the atmosphere in my single “Stopped Making Plans” - which was a piece I wrote with a movie theme in mind. Not sure they're still gonna make the movie, so it's a great excuse “to get out of this place, find me some heat and a warm sweet embrace” and change that profile pic.
Just love Hawaii, here I come.
~ Author of fiction