It’s been 4 years since my last album ‘Beneath The Surface’ was released and what a hugely transformational time it has been!
Since then I have spent months in retreat at buddhist monasteries in Nepal and Thailand, been in a major Earthquake which literally shook my inner foundations, spent time in the jungle of Peru and went through the end of a long term relationship. There has been much soul searching, as well as humbling experiences of mortality, and also great inspiration. All these things have inspired the songs that have come through.
My new album Calling Us Home was released into the world on the Spring Equniox this year. This felt like a powerful time to release it not just because of the symbolism of it being the equinox but also because my Saturn Return went exact on that day, which is generally seen as a powerful time to step up/commit to what you wish to create or are being asked to create in the world.
I wouldn’t say there is a huge difference in the sound compared to my previous album but rather that there’s a natural maturation. A difference in the albums sound perhaps is in how I have composed some the songs. I bought a loop station about 2 years ago and I have been using this to create vocal percussion (not beat boxing) and layer harmonies live. Anyone who knows me knows that harmonising is my passion and something I could happily do all day. It has opened up a whole new world in terms of being able to weave my poetry into song and create percussion with my voice. Two of the songs on the new album have been composed in this way.
And now, as I write this, I have just returned from a wonderful tour celebrating the release of the new album which was truly magical. I was so blessed to be joined by some incredible musicians and to be welcomed into the hearts of such beautiful communities. And now I have a beautiful line up of festivals and gigs taking me right up till the end of the year. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to do this “work” which I see more and more is potentially healing work.
Calling Us Home,
may we hear the call
of the Earth
of our own hearts
and come home.