Hopefully you've have seen the news, either from your subscription to the mailing list (in which case you heard it first!) or from social media (Links in Menu) that the debut album is announced as being available from 16/07/21!
It is to be titled Not What We Call Love - inspired by the lyric from Love Is On Its Way : ' Hurt people, hurt people, Love's not the thing that we call Love'. If there is a theme to the album it is Love; exploring its many forms but also enquiring... what is Love... really? Is the thing we call love really love? Or is love much bigger? Not something we muster, or squeeze out but something outside of ourselves? Maybe theres a 'Source' we receive from and in turn then pass on? Is it something that we don't have to strive to give or receive but something mysterious to wonder at... to surrender to? Whatever it is, these songs draw from and imagine all the things it could be, and attempt to conjure the spirit of it. A secondary theme is 'loss'. Love and loss, the two great pillars of human existence it seems to me, unavoidable if you are at all inclined toward existentialism! I hope these songs will give food for thought but that they will also move you, music is at its best when the spirit of it ignites a feeling, resonant beyond words, familiar and mysterious all at once!
As I grow in life I'm certain of less and less... I am not sure I can tell you what Love is; but I am as certain of this as I am of anything: Love is... Not What We Call Love!