This is the new album cover for Project Undeniable 2021. It's a selfie taken on my phone in my studio and I'll use it for all 52 songs in this project. At the end of the year all 52 songs will be available as a single album on Spotify and other places. During the year, I'll release one song every Friday and you're invited to chat about it on my Facebook page, leave comments on the website or even send a tweet!
Anyway, this is my album cover for Project Undeniable 2021. The week I decided to use this as my cover was Week 4 and the song I'm releasing today is Legend In The Making. You'll notice there's a number 4 on the wall behind me in the photo. I'll change the number and song title, but all else will remain the same on all 52 songs from January through December.
Right now, all of England is in lockdown because of COVID-19 and there's no clear indication when the severe restrictions will end. I feel fortunate to have this wonderful, deeply creative space to hide in every day whilst writing, rehearsing, recording music, learning to draw and chatting with a wide range of people online. Despite all this, I sometimes find myself battling an almost overwhelming sadness.
The tears come from nowhere, unprovoked, unexpected but I let them flow because it relieves the pressure in my chest and throat. I didn't know the tears I refuse to shed still shine in my eyes until I saw this photo. I live in a world where a simple trip to the grocery store to buy a loaf of bread can expose me to a virus that could kill me in 28 days or less. It's so serious, governments around the world are aggressively battling it until scientist have a chance to make us reasonably safe again. If I survive, then I'll carry on being a writer and musician. If I don't survive this situation, then I'll create as much as I can so my songs and stories bear witness to the fact that I was here. Right here.
If you have all sorts of emotions flinging themselves around in your head, I hope you know that you're not alone. If you feel isolated, then I hope you'll join me in this weekly exploration of art and music throughout all of 2021.
Add your thoughts and requests on my Facebook page.
Add a link to your music with a similiar vibe or message to the song of the week or anything posted in the past.
It's okay to message me, I'll get back to you as soon as I can for as long as I can.
I hope you like some of the songs.
Be sure to tell me about any books, movies or art that interests you because odds are I'll be interested too.
I don't like scary things though... just saying.
I've already recorded Song 5. The next song is This Simple Song. You know it's the 4th song by the number 5 on the wall behind me. I hope this gives you a little insight into how my tangled mind is able to function. I just love, love, love systematic things.
On that note. Let's rock and roll all through 2021 together.