I posted preview clips for my upcoming album at the weekend. There’s still a fair bit of work to do on the album but I think we’re on the final or penultimate lap. The album started just before the lockdown and as a result, went through various stop-and-start stages. Some tracks got shelved and new ideas emerged. My main concern was how to follow “The Long Fade” which effectively had a gestation period of 50 years given that it was the first album I put out under my own name.
The “Distant Destination” album is neither superior nor inferior to “The Long Fade”. It’s different. If anything, it majors on the lyrics. It’s a lockdown album for sure in more ways than one. Many of the lyrics and storylines of the album are autobiographical. Yep, it’s all about me, me, me! But in a songwriterly way. A good singer can tell the story emerging from the words and a listener can live the story through their own emotional radar. The title song “Distant Destination tells the story of a chance meeting of two old friends. Or does it? Are there two people present at that meeting? Written during the lockdown and recorded remotely with superb vocals from Jen NormandaleNormandale and excellent Keyboards from Richard Naisbett.