A wee video album teaser. Some lovely guest vocals going on from Rachel Sermanni and some equally lovely guitar work from Simon Parton. The train ride is in the Scottish Highlands coming in to Aviemore station. I took the film on my way back from XpoNorth.
Hello folks! I thought I’d give you a bit of an update of how the new album is coming along.
The first bit of exciting news is that there will be 12 tracks instead of 9. It’s been a very creative period for me and the songs keep coming. Fortunately there were 3 muses that came before the Olympian 9 muses so still on track with the theme for the record. I’m also scrapping 3 songs which weren’t working and writing new ones. The creative process in action!
As I mentioned before, the album is now co-produced by Simon Parton. His work on the track ‘The Muse’ (listen here) was so beautiful that I asked him if he’d like to work on the whole record with me. He said yes! Whoop! He’s incredibly talented and I feel very honoured to be working with him. Make sure you check my soundcloud regularly for new clips as we work on songs together.
Some of the lovely album collaborators have been stopping by to add their contributions. Chrissy Barnacle was the first in and added her voice to the track ‘By The Throat’ or as I tend to refer to it as the ‘sexy vampire song’. Chrissy adding the sexy part of course. She’ll be coming back to add more kick ass vocals across the album.
One of my secret (now not so secret) special guests, Rachel Sermanni, popped in this week and sang on a track called ‘Mneme’. She sings in French with me! Mon dieu!
The timeline for the album is stretching a little. The songs are coming together slowly and I feel it’s important not to rush things. The likelihood is that a single will be released in November with the album set for early 2016. My plan is to have a digital copy of the album for those who backed the Indiegogo campaign as soon as it’s ready with the CD copy to follow shortly after.
I will update again soon. x
A massive thank you to everyone who backed my second album Indiegogo campaign! Together we managed to raise almost £900! This will help greatly towards the recording and manufacturing costs! All the new songs for ‘Titans’ Daughters’ are beginning to really take shape and I’m so pleased to announce that Simon Parton will also be joining me as co-producer on the record!
You can hear all the tracks in varying stages of completion over on Soundcloud!
Spring has sprung here in a slightly overcast Glasgow, the sun coming out from behind the clouds from time to time, a sign of warmer days approaching. The trees are also beginning to sprout new life, little white buds cover the branches outside my bedroom window. I’ve been making the most of the weather by taking long walks around the city, still lots to discover and I find walking a great way to give my head some good thinking space.
The crowdfund for my second album, ‘Titans’ Daughter’, is almost over. There’s still a little way to go to reach the target but I’m positive that we’ll be able to get as close as we can to it! At the moment I’m running a crowdfund countdown across social media with artistic input from some of my friends and collaborators who will be working with my on the record. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram!
If you’d like to support my album you can do so HERE. Lots of rewards still available! Don’t have any funds at the moment but would still like to help? SHARE THE CAMPAIGN! Thanks to everyone who has supported so far! I CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.
Demos for the album are really starting to take shape. I’m pleased with the progress and am excited by the work arriving from some of my collaborators. I’m posting clips of tracks as they are being developed over on Soundcloud. Most recently I shared updates from Simon Parton and Alone, amazing transformations of my songs, love it! You can listen to the sounds so far below:
I’m ready to record my second album ‘Titans’ Daughters’ and I need your help! Get involved with the Indiegogo campaign now!
As the birds chirp outside my bedroom window and the morning light creeps in, I am reminded that I haven’t slept this past night. In the wee hours I launched an Indiegogo crowdfund campaign to help raise funds for my second record ‘Titans’ Daughters’. Suffice it to say I’m very excited.
Over on the Indiegogo page you can find out details about the new album (if you can, please do watch the video, I animated it myself!), what rewards are on offer (my favourite being a hand decorated lyre harp) and the ways you can help. Work has already started on the record and I’ve got some wonderful collaborators on board this time around including Ellie Makes Music, Andrew Montgomery (ex-Geneva), Chrissy Barnacle, Simon Parton, Alone and Sarah J Stanely as well as a few more special guests which I’ll announce soon.
I’m also making this record as green as possible so I’ll be using eco-friendly companies and materials to create things like the CD packaging down to the ink used to write on the really cool Sheep Poo Paper lyric sheets (one of the rewards). I’m really stoked about this!
I’m incredibly grateful to you and everyone who has supported Laurence Made Me Cry since the project started back in 2010. What an amazing journey we’ve been on so far. Thank you so much. I know that you might not be able to contribute to this campaign but any help is greatly appreciated. If you could, please spread the word and tell your friends.
I can’t make this record without you. Get involved!
As the wind howls, rattling the window frames and sending rain drops on speedy adventures across the glassy plains… I’m cuddling up under my duvet and putting the finishing touches to my second album Indiegogo campaign. I’ve spent the past two weeks working on an animated video for the crowdfunder which I can’t wait to share with you – I’ve had a lot of fun (it includes kittens and a vampire among other things).
I’ll be posting the link up on Monday so make sure you check back then. In the meantime I recorded a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Little Lies’. I hope you like it!
Hello from chilly Glasgow! Work on album #2 is now well underway. The songs are taking shape and I’m very excited. There will be some lovely contributions from Ellie Makes Music, Alone, Simon Parton, Sarah J Stanley, Chrissy Barnacle and Andrew Montgomery (ex-Geneva) as well as one or two other special guests that I’ll announce in due course. What I can say about the record so far is that it is definitely heading into more sensual and mystical territory.
As I did with my first record, I’m going to keep up a blog where I’ll be posting little ‘work in progress’ clips. I’ve posted a short clip of a new track already up on Soundcloud. There will be lots more as the album develops!
There’s so much to tell you already about my plans but I’ll save all the news for a proper blog post. I will be launching a crowd-fund in the not so distant future as well so do keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, why not sign up to my mailing list!