I’m in the middle of a freelance downpour, rising for air to let you know what’s flowing. When it rains, it pours…
I’m completing something for Billy, who released his first song from the new Smashing Pumpkins album this week, which is deep and extraordinary (of course). Get your free download here.
I’ve been in the studio recording strings and an opera singer for six projects. Firstly, there are a couple of tracks for movie trailers, more news on them when there’s more information to share. But for now, imagine what happens when I’m let loose with the brief to make an epic string arrangement for a major movie release… Start small, get bigger, becoming huge, then ending massive, emotionally progressing from small to ginormous. So, two of them.
And then there’s string arrangements for two really lovely songs, one by Alexis Harte in San Francisco, and the other by Mark Abis in the UK. Alexis’ song is full of summer, light-hearted and carefree, and Mark’s is a moody, jazzy Parisian number, all coffee and cigarettes.
And of course one of the feature films I’m composing the score to deadlines on Sunday, namely The Owls. That makes seven projects I think.
Oh, and last night I played a show at Eve on Nemo, a beautiful new space round the block from The Troubadour, and on Friday I’m playing a show with Queen Kwong, who’s just been snapped up by Dave Navarro’s management company.