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June 24, 2013

You Can’t Deny What’s Inside – June Album Update

This is my last full week in the studio here in Singapore. So I wanted to give you an update on my album, You Can’t Deny What’s Inside. There’s been plenty going on, some of it unexpected, so here goes. The Haze Decides My goal with You Can’t Deny What’s Inside, was to finish and […]

You Can't Deny What's Inside

This is my last full week in the studio here in Singapore. So I wanted to give you an update on my album, You Can’t Deny What’s Inside. There’s been plenty going on, some of it unexpected, so here goes.

The Haze Decides

My goal with You Can’t Deny What’s Inside, was to finish and release the album before leaving Singapore. When I started recording earlier this year that was a non-issue, but once the move to Tokyo came up, getting this album out quickly became a more urgent concern.

Despite my best efforts, it’s been an odd run. Lots of migraines, planning a move to a new country, and worst of all, constant noise. Soon after we moved in, the house across the road from us was bulldozed. The completion date as supposed to be August last year, but they are still no finished. And, like the roadworks we constantly have here, the noise is an all day, six day a week affair, with no real noise pollution limits. My studio is very quiet in normal conditions, but there’s little you can do to make it workable when your whole building is shaking.

Then, last week, we had the haze. Singapore endured it’s worst air pollution on record, thanks to out of control fires in neighbouring Indonesia. It was bad. Despite our best efforts, inside our home looked like a smoker’s den well before the smog got to its worst. I was supposed to be recording my final vocal and guitar overdubs last week. But, the haze has other ideas.

The Next Step

The reality is, the album isn’t finished yet. The haze was a just a dramatic and sad way of reminding me I won’t be able to finish this project before I get on a plane and leave Singapore.

I’ve let a few select souls endure the unfinished music and their feedback has been kind, positive and encouraging. I’m taking some risks on this album and it looks like some of them might be paying off.

So, I’ll keep working on the album until the end of the week, then I’ll bounce down all the tracks as they stand and take those away with me to Adelaide for my mid year break. There I’ll keep listening to the tracks, making notes and reworking a few of the lyrics. Then once I’m in Tokyo in mid August, I will start the final phase of the project.

The Mailing List And GiveAway

Last month I announced a giveaway in conjunction with launching my mailing list. Today I sent the first email to the list, announcing the winner of a signed canvas print of the album art and also three lucky winners of signed limited edition gallery prints.

The mailing list will be the best way to stay up to date information about the album, the release date and so on. YOu can either join by signing up here, or using the form below.

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