Dave Franklin wrote an article about my track REFLECTION. I figured I would post all articles and reviews to the blog so you can all keep up to date on whats being said about the record/project.
When we woke up today me and the team knew it was going to be a long day filled with a lot of stress and sensitivity. We have a long two year plan ahead of us to share this album with as many people in the world as possible as well as big plans for our music videos and live shows. We wont stop until we feel we cant do anymore for this record. We had saved a LOT of money up to promote our record in advertising campaigns and behind the scenes music business stuff to have a launch day we could feel excited about. Most artists wont discuss this, we generally are quite open about it, because it is so damn hard to do it. Sacrifice is part of the deal. We haven't had nice things for a while so we could have enough money to give this project a serious chance.
What we did not expect when we woke up today is to hear that our album would chart anywhere at any point. That has never been a goal of ours. We never thought it possible. That changed when we got a contact saying we had charted in Mexico. It included a screen shot. Then we downloaded iTunes and found a way to see the chart ourselves because we still though somebody was teasing us. Well...we took our own screenshots as well to savour the moment because true enough I had charted in Mexico. I debuted at no.6 on the iTunes Alternative Album Chart in Mexico. I also debuted at no.75 on the iTunes Album Chart in Mexico. That's all genres. As of writing this the album is slipping further down the charts but I am intensely grateful for this. I really am. I have no idea if we charted elsewhere. But I am extremely proud of this record and I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who is listening on Google, Deezer, iTunes and Spotify as well as every other store. THANK YOU!
It has been a VERY long journey to get to this point now where I can tell you that you can listen to my new album. It has been a long and hard working year to this point. We have lots of hard work to come.
Click the links on the website homepage or search for the record in your favourite store to listen to this body of work.
The new album has two versions with SPOTIFY getting a very special edition which features two bonus tracks that I felt I wanted you to hear. Very early versions of two songs are on this special edition from the early recording sessions that can help you convey the way I write, starting with the smallest things and then building my sound and ideas around these concepts and working hard with David Emery to make it a movie in your minds, and He did an incredible job helping me realise this, he is a genius who I love deeply for his ability to tolerate my ideas and understand my scope, and then topping it off with the mastering of Daryn Brown whom I believe felt the weight of this work and really gave it a superb sheen and sonic realisation for which I am very grateful.
This record was emotional to make. Me and David even fell out after it was finished for a short while. It took a real toll on us. The story I wrote and how we translated my ideas into this magical record makes me immensely proud. I feel so happy with this record. It is tremendous and emotional and just...perfect for me. I hope you enjoy this work. Thank you for always supporting us and now our journey begins to get this music into the hearts and ears of as many people as we can reach.
Love to you. We are all wired....for heartbreak.
Ahead of schedule, the first music video we have released from 'Wired for Heartbreak' is 'Reflection'. We have many more to come....
WIRED FOR HEARTBREAK
MY SECOND ALBUM.
FEBRUARY 19TH 2018.
STANDARD EDITION HAS 11 TRACKS.
SPOTIFY SPECIAL EDITION HAS 2 EXTRA BONUS TRACKS.
FIRST MUSIC VIDEO WILL DROP FEBRUARY 18TH AT 5PM GMT.
MORE REVEALS SOON.
Well it is updates you want right?
Album number 2 is finished.
The record was Mastered by the wonderful Daryn Brown in London, England.
The record was Produced and crafted carefully alongside me by David Emery.
Both of these gifted and skilled men have enabled me to craft and bring to life something I am immensely proud of and delighted to share with you. I said in July of this year that the album will be released within a year and we are still on schedule to bring that to you on time and on target.
I am currently doing filming for some exciting videos that will be released over the next 12 months alongside the album release.
I have a name and tracklisting for the record and I know which songs will have music videos released for you. These are the above mentioned videos.
I really cant wait to reveal more in 2018 about the album and let you see, hear and enjoy the album for yourselves and I am really excited to be performing live shows around the world, outside of the U.K for the first time since 2010.
Not long now. The first announcements will be dropping very soon as we start to give you more and more information to enjoy.
Thank you so much to everybody around me who has been patient and supportive of the recording process and writing process and allowed me the time and patience I need to make this my way.
We are all wired for heartbreak.....
So many asking whats next for the music.
We are working hard on a new album. A concept album.
I can confirm we will tour the album.
We will release the album within the next 12 months.
It sounds BIG. Spacious. Powerful. Emotional.
I would rather let the record do the talking but rest assured we are working hard on a short film and album.
The process and content means we really want this to be a perfect purchase, listen or experience for you. An experience we are putting 110 percent into and we really are leaving nothing to waste. Im still losing weight, still working on my voice, more soul and raw elements to the album. Orchestras, huge guitars and glorious feeling.
Hello folks. I know some of you have asked why I am not touring MIRACLE DARK and why I am not really doing much PR for the album.
That album was about me. It was purely selfish and it was about a portion of my life that I struggled to cope with. I am starting to open up to the media with a few interviews to magazines that I feel can honour my music correctly. See this music business is all a big game and I cant allow my life to be gamed by some cheap writing. It just isn't how I do my art.
The other reason we wanted to avoid live shows is because of what we have and are continuing to work on. I did not want to confuse people with the changes to come. We have been working really hard on something very very different. What I am about to do with my next music project will shock a lot of you long time followers and excite those of you who want real art, real passion and a real story to be told in a unique and ALIVE manner.
Its going to be really scary for me. Everyone I know that is not in my creative team have no idea what we are about to do, but they know we are putting everything into it. I even lost 46lbs of body weight and more for this. The live shows to come. Self esteem. Made huge changes to my life.
It is time to simply do what I believe I can do. One step at a time. One day at a time.
We are going to tell my story and set the scene on fire with one video, one song, and ignite our way to my biggest and most personal work ever.
Be good to yourself.
See you when it all goes down.
It is an honour and pleasure to announce my debut short film SO FAR has been selected for Exhibition in Spain at CAI Luzan for ProyectAragón Exhibition on Jan 19th 2017.
The event features a strong lineup of films and it is an honour and privilege to be featured amongst great Spanish film artists.
Here is the full lineup: http://tmp.proyectaragon.es/programacion-proyectaragon-x-edicion/
The short film accompanies a track from my debut album MIRACLE DARK and will be followed by a second film we are currently shooting in the winter in England, UK.
Thank you all for your support and love for what myself and my creative team work on and what myself and David Emery envision in our hearts and minds and deliver in a difficult but sincere manner.