I've had many new beginnings in my life. Many periods of reinvention, exploration, and 180 degree turns.
Music has taken me through each one in one way or another, and music is what narrates each day and moment as I navigate the strange and confusing world around us. At time of writing I'm still constructing this website, and nobody can yet see the progress. That feels a bit like a lot of things for me historically - working diligently on a project that I hope will take me forward. In some cases it's worked out. In others it hasn't.
But that's life, isn't it? Especially if you're a creative person, someone who doesn't subscribe to the 9 to 5 or the status quo. You throw what you can at a wall and see what sticks. Break the rules when you have the courage to, toe the line when you don't. This job is not my endgame, and neither were any of the others. I don't know where I'm going, all I see is the next few yards ahead of me, and the road behind is littered with memories and casualties. So I keep on moving, braced for the worst, praying for the best, and ultimately finding something unexpected.
If you like introspective folk rock music, Melissa Payne's 2014 album High and Dry is 9 tracks of excellency, and one of my favourite finds. It's a crying shame she's so underappreciated and also that she hasn't released anything else. Her music is haunting, emotive and gritty, and her gravelly voice carries this beautifully. Check it out below if you are so inclined.
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