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"For The Record" is a brand new 5 track EP set for release on October 8th. I grew up listening to my parent’s record collection (Queen, Billy Joel, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel) and I wanted to explore how those influences could sit alongside modern production while staying true to my “story song” roots.
BEHIND THE MUSIC
"Hold Me In Your Arms" - I've always loved playing with space and tension when producing songs but also love a good "hands in the air sing-a-long" moment, that's how this track was born. It's a celebration of falling in love.
"Now I Know" - Starting with a simple guitar track, I wanted to write about my own self reflection over the last few years. Thinking about the things that held me back or stifle my energy and considering that they might come from trying to maintain unhealthy relationships.
“One More Night” - I wrote this track a few years ago when my husband and I were dating. It's a song about that moment you realise you never want the night to end; when you've found your person and you could stay in that moment forever.
“Easy” - This song lyrically is a look at the universal experience of heartbreak seen through the eyes of someone who has built up the courage to reveal their own insecurities and flaws only to be met with disappointment. I wanted to marry those lyrics with a more upbeat, hopeful melody and arrangement celebrating the success of being honest no matter the outcome.
“For The Record” - This song originally began as a piano melody that I loved to play. When I began writing lyrics, imagining a phone call between two lovers, I realised this was my version of the famous Notting Hill "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love me" scene. In the production, I loved the idea of letting the melody that started the piece have it's own space with swelling, dream-like interludes between the verses.