Yesterday I announced that my new album ‘Thirteen Months’ would be released on the 22nd April 2013. This post has a few more details.
‘Thirteen Months’ started as a project in 2011 when I set myself the aim of writing at least 1 song a month for 13 months. This led to me spending 2012 recording, mixing, mastering, shooting artwork etc. and finally yesterday signing off the album and submitting it for digital and physical distribution.
Thirteen Months will have 13 tracks and the physical CD comes with full colour artwork with all the lyrics in.
The track listing is: Not Trying To Say, Don’t Give It Up, All I Need Is You, Nicotine, More Than I Once Thought, Stand Up & Be The Change, Summer Romance, I’m Sorry, When I’m Asleep, I Guess That Was Summer, Grass Is Greener, Wish You Were Here, Dead & Buried.
I feel like this album is a big step on from ‘Escape This Town’ and is the best, most honest music I’ve ever written. It’s largely rock but becomes slightly poppy in places (and some synths sneak in too!).
Cost: The digital version will be on iTunes etc. but also on a ‘pay what you like’ basis from my bandcamp if you’d like it for free (I basically want lots of people to hear it…if it makes money that’s a bonus). I also have a small run of physical CDs being professionally produced which will cost £5.
Pre-Orders: If you’d like to pre-order the CD you can here, the iTunes pre-order should be live in the next week or so or you can pre-order the cheap download on bandcamp here (Bandcamp won’t let me do a pre-order for free so it’s 40p at the moment but will be priced from zero from release day)
To celebrate signing off the project and getting the release details out there I’ve put a new song online. You can stream it on my YouTube (below). It is the opening track off the album ‘Not Trying To Say’ which Rob & I have been playing live for nearly 2 years now.
Slightly longer post than intended but that’s all I’m blogging on the album until release when I’m going to do some song-meaning blogs.