Busy day making the video for No Guarantee today, this song was inspired by reading the sad story of the inquest into a homeless person that drunk himself to death in the town where I was living at the time, I'd seen him sleeping rough under the beach huts a few times, then didnt see him any more. Some months later so sad to read the back story in the newspaper. Heres the finished effort - quite enjoying creating the visuals to go with the music
So today has been finalising the artwork for the album, the front cover features thumbnails related to each song on the album. There's also an 8 page booklet with all the lyrics in, and after trawling the archives I've found an image for most of the songs of its original debut the day it was written on a songwriting retreat in Spain ! So any CD buyers will get a little taste of life on a songwriting retreat and see the words in full ! Did you order yours yet ???
Well had fun creating the video for Cuts and Bruises the last few days. After getting a few quotes I decided to have a go myself, just using stock footage online (all from Adobe stock) - had to brush up my Camtasia skills for the transitions, but overall pretty pleased with the results - amazing what you can do from home these days. Link here to version 2 of the video - producer Paddy had some good feedback about some 'hard cuts' on the beat for the chorus and also a bit of a retrospective shot on the end, so I decided to regress the character back to childhood in the story for this edit version 2. The song basically is about how when you're young your parents can fix your problems, when you're older sometimes its not so easy to fix. Enjoy !