I hope all is well with you wherever you are in the world?
Sitting here eating chocolate (as usual lol) and thought I should put together a blog with the story so far this year with regard to the new album and the studio.
Firstly, the album is now completed! It has taken exactly one year to complete from the first song last September 2018 which was Doppelgänger, the name we have also chosen for this album.
It has been a rollercoaster of a year with lots of peaks and troughs, but as 'they' say "It isn't how you get there it's the final results which matter." Or something like.
At the beginning of September I lost my fur companion in the studio, Katey. She was my everything and used to sit with me looking so serene and patient as I sometimes battled my way through the emotional turmoil of creating a song from silence. I fought for her and the vets did everything they could to help, unfortunately her kidneys failed suddenly, she stopped eating on the Thursday and the following Wednesday morning she was gone. I felt so helpless not being able to help her, making me feel like I would make a terrible parent. She was 18 years old. A good age many would say, we rescued her from a rotten life when she was 3 years old and gradually she let her guard down to allow me to show her how much I adored her.
You have no idea how it feels until you allow a kitty into your heart, I know it's painful but I cannot imagine my life without all the love and joy they bring while they are here.
I sat in the studio with my youngest kitty, Poppy who was inseparable from Katey, and wrote the words to 'Smoking Gun' which expresses how I was feeling at the time and how many do not want to see how unhappy you are feeling and want you only around for the good times. So a brave face I adorned with a huge smile just to please others, when inside I was in so much pain due to losing my Katey. I'm sure many people can relate to this song and how it hurts to lose someone you love so dearly.
We are going to dedicate Doppelgänger to her. It has been a struggle to find a way through this and to keep focused, I love her so much and always will <3
My two faces in the photo express two main emotions, happy and sad. I would love to know what you think of the album cover, it is intriguing to know how you see this image... dark? edgy? emotional? disturbing? Comments please ...
Now one year on and the album is complete. Chris and I will be listening to each song and making sure we are both happy them, a little tweak here and there, then Doppelgänger the album will be ready to master.
Chris and I cannot wait to tell you more about this album, we are bursting at the seams to release this and for all the radio and magazine interviews to begin!
Please be a little more patient for a little while longer... it won't be long now!!
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