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Dear Friends 

Hope you are well or getting better!

Have you listened to the new single yet? It's called The Loneliest Saturday Night. You can find all the listening links Here

We had a great time in Germany - photos below. We were in a rural area with fields of green barley and red poppies and were treated like stars. The stage and sound were top notch and the people lovely. I'm currently manifesting more gigs like that - Festivals, Festivals and more Festivals. I really want to play with the band when I tour this album - it's not really a solo kind of outing. So let's see what happens.

Here is the  Pre-Order Page where you can choose digital, CD, or Vinyl. Things is starting to get exciting!

The last mix has been completed by Dylan Alldredge and the next step will be mastering the whole album with John Baldwin in the coming weeks. Then I can move forward with production!

More About The Album

About two years ago, I started to emerge from a long grey tunnel and started seeing blue skies again. It was what I shall henceforth refer to as my Grey Period. I've seen darker days, certainly. It was more like a holding pattern than anything. Each day was a kind of struggle but I managed to function. Most importantly, I wasn't getting whole songs. I still received a lot of music from the song ether but wasn't able to finish anything. I decided to wait it out as I wanted to make an album that was truly inspired, rather than forced. The songs started coming in about 2 years ago and I was able to catch the whole thing each time, which I recorded for my new album, Wholly Roller Coaster, my first album for 8 years! 

For inspiration I've gone back to one of my favourite eras and places, late 60s London. Albums such as Magical Mystery Tour, Something Else, Unhalfbricking, Saucer Full Of Secrets. You probably won't hear all that in this first single, but that was my jumping off point for the album. You could add a dash of Eno and XTC in there as well.

I recorded the album in my tiny studio here in Nashville with input from some of the drummers I have played with over the years including Dave Raven, Simon Dawe, Justin Amaral, Erin Nelson and Pete Pulkrabek. Jim Hoke added horns, flutes, chimes and whimsy. Megan Palmer added some keys on the latest song. And Seth Timbs played Harpsikord.

After all that time - 8 years between albums - I have returned back to a music business that has been completely upheaved by so-called technological advances. The exclusion of CD players from cars and streaming are the two major factors. It is now extremely difficult for the Indies to make a living out there so the most important factor remains - Art For Art's Sake. That's what it comes down to (no doubt always has) and we just have to keep moving forward, creatively.

There is a lot of noise out there and it's challenge to be heard. So if you like a song you hear from your favourite indie musicians, please share it, even if it just means sharing a streaming link or a youtube video because the algorithms are designed to promote only the biggest sellers.

It’s kind of a resistance movement, really. Thanks for being an intrinsic part of the Indie Resistance! Share and share a like! ;-)

Until next time, cheers and thanks!

Anne xo



Forthcoming Single: 'The Loneliest Saturday Night' 

The new single has been lost in the corridors of cyberspace, like Spinal Tap looking for the stage door, roaming around in the echoes of the space time continuum. BUT! I have been assured that that the song will appear on May 26th! Yes, my friends, progress is being made! The song is called 'The Loneliest Saturday Night' - Loneliness is one of the great themes of our times, especially for young adults and teens.
This song looks at loneliness from a Zen perspective. It’s about getting through the night and making it to the dawn:
‘It’s the dark side of light but you know you’ll be alright, it’s just the loneliest Saturday night.’
I'm inviting you to the Video Premiere on May 29th! 
I'll put the link in the first comment. Thanks for listening!

Artificial Intelligence, Emphasis on 'Artificial' 

It's not the blog, it's the human behind the blog that interests me. It's not the camera (iphone or whichever) - it's the human behind the camera that matters. It's not how they created the image but the person who created the image that I care about. It's not the Pro Tools or Logic or whatever, it's the person who uses the recording tool to create something because they are inspired to do it. 
The AI is a form of copycat - much like many of the writers on Music Row. The AI copies what has gone before by copying from what all the humans have written in their blogs or designed in their images. All those heartfelt posts, people spilling their hearts, intelligence, brilliance etc. onto the cyber page which is munched up, chewed up, blended and pureed and spat out into this homogenous, soul-less, pirated 'blog' or 'painting' or 'song.' Meanwhile, the people who helped create AI may still be living with their parents playing video games in their basement. They developed a way to be a copycat.
The human artist imagines, dreams and is divinely inspired. Then AI - Google, Facebook etc. - steals their work. It is like a giant shadow vacuum that sucks up everything, churns it up and then re-presents it as the 'intellectual property' of the [Google, Meta etc] corporation.
I like to think there will always be a group of us out there, a bunch of outsiders, making art that is inspired, that comes from reviling the mainstream junk, who struggle through the depths so that they may emerge, one day, with an art form begotten through blood, sweat, tears, dreams, hopes, pain, joy - i.e. humanity.