It's been a very long January for many of us, so I wanted to bring something new and positive into everyone's lives, and what better way than releasing new music. I have often found that music helps you get through trying situations and helps you to remember the good times too.
This is an album which has been sitting on my shelf since it was released from its contract in 2017. Euro Electronica 1 was its name back then when this 16 track album was given to Chris Payne's Electronic Music Library. Chris named the album and created the original artwork.
When I was asked to write an album for EML I felt like I meant something. It can be hard when you've dedicated your entire life to have the confidence in yourself, especially when the music industry is so brutal.
I remember sitting on my bed smiling, just smiling and singing along to 'Lovely Day' as I felt I could breathe some positive air into my lungs. It felt like I was turning a corner because there was someone in the world who'd noticed me and believed that I could write this album.
I'd previously written my debut album and an EP, both were nicely received as an acknowledgment that I was here, but it wasn't life changing. However, it was the first outing of my EP in 2015, Synthetic Emotion, which caught the ear of Chris Payne. You never know who is actually listening to you. To this I am so grateful. I could have given up after my debut, but I carried on and now I have 4 albums, 3 of which were CD pressed and are now out of stock.
The reason why I'm telling you this is because I know there are many musicians who may read this and feel like giving up. I'm asking you to not give up. Never give up on what you are passionate about. You've got this and someone out there will hear you. I think that I need to read this paragraph a few times per week, because self doubt is all part of being creative, it is part of our normal.
Circuit Board Love is my 4th She's Got Claws album and is released this Friday, 4th February 2022 on Bandcamp as a download/stream. These are the 16 instrumental tracks I gave to Chris Payne, and listening back to these I still feel very proud of them.
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