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December 16, 2011

Twisted week, all topsy turvy with Christmas coming, the Great Los Angeles Freeze upon us, and my Kickstarter campaign building at an exciting pre-launch pace. And so I’m delighted that in the middle of all this I managed to make time to record two strong demos of these songs:

‘The Message’
‘Forbidden Fruit’

And today, as a fabulous finale to the week, I was in the studio with Alain Whyte and a new friend, Susan Sandberg. I’d arrived to add strings to some songs they’d been working on, but was so inspired by one of the songs that I asked if they’d consider letting me sing it for my album. I’m delighted they both immediately were up for it, and so I now have a new beautiful song to record ready for you:

‘I Hadn’t Done That In Awhile’

It’s a down tempo little number, probably the jolliest and sauciest tune on the album, with an old-fashioned dose of subtle innuendo and a gentle Nashville swagger. I do hope you’ll enjoy it when it’s ready for y’all. Due to go work with Alain again on Tuesday, so it should be in the can fairly soon. Susan says it sounds like Emmy Lou Harris mixed with Marianne Faithful and Nico, and I’m gonna take that!

Next week, I’ve got a bunch of studio time booked laying down strings for other projects, and a whole lot of focus on getting my Kickstarter campaign on the road. That’s right, I’m going to get an orchestra on this album with your assistance, gentle listener!

More about that very soon x