Last week of production…
Last week of production - Swimming in Thunderstorms.
So here we are in the last week of production for the ‘Swimming in Thunderstorms’ album and BWW video. It’s always the same, three months ago we were saying, “Yep we’re nearly there we’ve got plenty of time.” In the end we always end up against the deadline wire!
Musicians and artists in general are always accused of never being able to let their creations go. This is rather unfair. Once your work is unleashed on the world it’s similar to losing a beachball that is washed out to sea and it’s something you have to be comfortable living with forever.
From my perspective I will keep working on audio and films until the last moment as long as they’re getting better. Part of my process is going past that point, realising it, then knowing I’m finished.
I’m very proud of this piece of work and of all the people who’ve helped produce it. You can never guarantee that anybody out there will like it. The most important thing is that as many people as possible get to hear the music. I write songs stating my political opinions and my views on love and commitment. I don’t believe that artists should preach, but their work should make people think. The bigger the audience you have the greater the chance of putting a positive message across.
In this volatile 21st-century era as well as being PC and calling out prejudice in all forms, we should never refrain from calling out despicable political leaders and their ideas. My music’s given me a louder voice than I might otherwise have. I will always continue to use it as long as I feel I have something relevant to say!