valentines day is upon us…
however a lot has happened this month already! we went into the studio and recorded the upcoming Moonlight EP in just two days! There will be four tracks:
There is of course a ‘honey‘ theme to this EP, both in concept and in production; smooth, layered vocals and vintage guitar work courtesy of Ruben. You can check out the recording process on my Instagram story highlights! I am really excited to share this EP, and the first single, Heaven, California.
About the making of the Moonlight EP
The Moonlight EP has been over a year in the making. Ruben and I met through his brilliant girlfriend, Jasleen, who ran a music blog , thnksfrthrvw that covered my old music and she was an ardent supporter of the tracks. She kindly arranged to put on a gig for me in Canterbury, where they were living at the time. Ruben and I met at the gig, and a few months later in summer 2016 Ruben sent me a message offering to provide some guitar work to my new demos. I happily sent him two: honeydew, and angel, honey. The recordings he sent back to me blew my mind. He had captured a beauty hidden in the rough demos so artistically, the music was equal parts earthy and transcendent. The songs were formed of two equal voices; the guitar and the vocals, neither one taking starring role over the other. We worked then throughout the rest of 2016 and throughout 2017 on perfecting the demos of about seven songs, four of which have formed the Moonlight EP, and performing live for the first time at Always the Sun Festival. Throughout 2017 I met so many wonderful people, both “offline” and online, who had so much kindness and support towards what we were doing that by the end of the year I felt overflowing with love and confidence in my music in a way I have never experienced. (If you are one of those people and you are reading this – thank you so much.) We decided towards the tail end of the year that it was time to commit the recordings to tape, as it were, and do them justice in the studio rather than our home demos. We went into the studio in the first two weekends in February, and the songs were created. And the rest is rust and stardust.
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The EP was recorded and mixed at Resident Studios, London, and engineered by Caradog Jones – I’d like to thank Caradog and the Resident team for making the experience truly wonderful! My first time in a studio ever! So I was a little nervous, but I had no reason to be! And of course, thank you as ever to Ruben for making these tracks really come to life.
all my love,