I went into the studio today and blasted out the vocals on another 3 tunes. I have now completed 8 tracks and only have 4 more vocals to do before the album is complete.
I know it seems like it has taken ages but all together so far, it’s only taken 14 days. I have had to spread it out due to costs but to nearly have an album done in two weeks, is pretty impressive in my book.
The financial situation that musicians have to face is incredible. Did you know that my first album, It gets worse at night, was released on iTunes on December 7th 2009? That is nearly 2 years to the day, and I have still not seen ONE PENNY of the sales revenue that album generated. Pretty mad eh?
So for that reason, this album has taken longer due to the distinct lack of funds at my disposal. I guess that’s why so many acts these days come from privileged backgrounds and attended private schools. They need Daddies money just to fund their careers.
But, despite what you may have read about my family in the papers recently, I come from a normal working class background and therefore, funding an album takes it’s time.
They may have the funds, but at least I have the soul.
Basically, I just went round the houses to say, ‘Sorry it’s taken two years to come up with a second album’. I just hope you think it was worth the wait!
I was using the working title ‘The Non-Delivery Boy’ for the record. Based on the fact that I have promised much in several different areas and failed to deliver in each. Did you know I was once voted by Bob Wilson (Arsenal & Scotland) as ‘The most promising goalkeeper in Britain’? There’s a fact for you!
But despite not quite making it in football, Ice Hockey and music, I am very proud of what I have achieved. Representing your Country is certainly not something to feel bad about. So for that reason, I have scrapped the title. It’s too negative. I want this album to be a positive thing. A rebirth after a couple of pretty horrible years personally.
Now I’m thinking the title ‘The long road to the middle’ is more fitting. Some people have bumpier rides than others, but fundamentally, we’re all going to the same place. We’re all equal.