So we´ve just confirmed that Spotify will be releasing 5 new brand new songs which will be written, recorded and released all before the new album “Lunatic Lullabies” comes out in March.
The idea is that fans and people interested in the project write in their stories, and I use this as inspiration for the songwriting.
I´m really excited because I love the idea of kind of accepting the energy of the world and letting it guide you. As a songwriter, sometimes you go through blank or difficult patches. But sometimes you just know that you are filled with songs, and it feels like that at the moment.
For many many years I wrote “in the dark”. That is, I was writing on instinct, faith and out of the need to write. There was never a label, never a plan, never the possibility of people hearing the songs. I watched the record industry crumble around me, left my home country, and kept writing.
So it is incredibly motivating to be going into a writing and recording period knowing that there is a process already in motion. And I have to say that I am quite blown away that Spotify are supporting the release. It´s very rewarding after all these years to feel that people at such a ubiquitous platform have the faith in the songwriting to get on board so early & with such a novel concept.
It´s feels very artistic, and songwriters need business mavericks showing faith, courage and daring. I don´t feel under pressure because I feel that faith and positivity are self-generating, self-perpetuating, self-rewarding.
Most of all I am enjoying listening to people´s stories. In turn, and through the songwriting process, these stories become my own.
This morning I was up at dawn and the process is already building momentum. Please keep writing those stories. I think that we all have the chance to make something really unique and special with this project.
Then the album is launched and we hit the road!
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