Song Writing Challenge Bears Fruit

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Front cover of Presents

Cast your minds back to spring last year and I set myself a songwriting challenge. Well, I must say it has been far more successful than I could have possibly dreamed. Originally it was just a bit of fun to flesh out live performances. However, it turns out that the songs I wrote were, for the most part, rather good. To that end I decided to record them for posterity. Just an acoustic guitar and me singing. However, after watching a documentary about the making of the R.E.M album Up, I was inspired to flesh them out a little. To cut a long story short, at the end of the month I will have a brand new album to buy digitally and to stream. I’m also looking to have a physical release come the end of March.

The music is much more song based and less musically meandering than my previous efforts, probably because everything was written for acoustic guitar. My new (second hand) Yamaha 12 string was quite inspirational in the songwriting process and was responsible for two of the eight tracks. So, hopefully you are now awash with anticipation for the end of the month. In the meantime, if you haven’t heard it yet, the lead track can be found here.

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