Oh hello, I’m just sitting around, looking wistful, contemplating being almost halfway through the release of ‘Softly Loudly’! Time flies.
Only I haven’t had chance to be this daydreamy for a while. Almost halfway along the album slow release, almost halfway (hopefully) through lockdown 3 and currently (it’s wednesday) halfway between the last song and the next. I’m stealing a moment to reflect honestly, that it hasn’t been quite the calm, serene project that the term ‘slow release’ evokes.
Even though all the hard recording work was done last year, keeping up with the beast that is a weekly song release, whilst doing it anywhere near justice, is mind-boggling, cluttered and sneakily time consuming! But I’m not complaining. When I learnt we would be in lockdown for the entire release, I foolishly imagined a kind of barren time, in which people would have hours to lay around listening to music. But people are busy, productive and sometimes refocussing a little too. I’m noticing how much hope, new ideas and new projects people have. It’s incredible – and reassuring. My humble ‘slow release’ (which feels more like a hurtling release at the moment) is just one voice, and though it’s important to me, it’s impossible to take anyone else’s interest, or headspace, for granted. Every listen is hard won. And worth it!
Still, I think I’m getting there, learning as I go, and the music certainly travelling further than I am! It’s been a privilege to share three tracks with you so far, which are available on all platforms (see links ⬇️).
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Seek me out wherever you like to get your music and if you can, please support my endeavours directly by pre-ordering at emmanabarrosteel.bandcamp.com/album/softly-loudly and I’ll keep you personally updated about things.
This Friday’s new track is: ‘Marie Kondo’ – it’s upbeat, thought-provoking and a bit bonkers! AND we’re working on something fun to go with it….
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