Influences: Björk, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehouse, Pulp, ABBA, Missy Elliott, Regina Spektor, Catatonia, Yoko Ono, 80's/90's Hip Hop.
2019 - Very excited for another year of FAWM!
I'm working away from home in Barcelona so away from my studio stuff a lot but I'm determined to try and finish this year!
Update - 20th Feb. At this point I've done 6 songs,
it's my 37th Birthday today and I'm really behind!! And it's 1:55am hahaha I do have about 4 songs on the go though so I'm going to try and finish those off to begin with. It's always so much fun starting new things though...
2018 - I went well crazy with the first song, put so much energy into it... but it was worth it. It was like a dark electronic heavy beats, big synths kind of thing. I did another 2 or 3 songs, kind of weird heavy beats electronic Bjork style and an ambient one. I had a another 5 or so songs that never came to anything until after FAWM had finished but I'm v happy with them now.
2017 - I was working away home again at this point - but nothing as exciting as Barcelona, it was Newbury (UK). Which was nice enough but I had a terrible house there and the job was challenging. I only wrote one song called "Be Good Cos You're A Good Human Being". It's my only rap song ever and looking back the mix is terrible but I still love it.
2016 - The first (and only so far) proud year that I completed FAWM but the last few songs were pretty terrible... I think I finished off 5 projects from the month in one day. Got some great songs from the rest of the month though that went on to be on my first album which I was lucky to have released on a record label the following year.
2013 - I had just moved down to London to a beautiful apartment but I lived sooo far from work! I managed one song called 'Glow' - it was a love song for my boyfriend who I live with today.
2012 - About 10 songs, recorded on an iPhone 4S in a fourth floor flat in Istanbul, whilst I was having a break from work and just eating kebabs and doing FAWM! I had my birthday there and it was snowing one of the nights - the prayers used to ring out in the street throughout the day - it was so enchanting and different.
Thanks in advance for any comments! I love the love, but I also love the critique too as I always want to be a better producer.
ENJOY YOUR FAWM!!!
Just reading your comment about "Lazies" and "crazies," hahahaha. I don't use those terms in my everyday conversation but maybe I should. . .
I shall be commenting on your songs v soon 😀 x x x
Thanks for your comments on my tracks and happy FAWM! If you’re looking for a new challenge on guitar clawhammer picking is tons of fun and easy to learn!
Thank u thank you again for feedback on "Ugliness." I could totally add harmonies, but will risk making it "prettier." Gotta do something to represent some sort of torment/darker side, you know? Anyway - YES to collab, I don't do them often but if we anticipate it, we can make it happen! Can't wait to catch up on listening and good luck getting at least ONE more in! You can do it!
Thanks for the ACE comments & 'watch'. I think we may have met many moons ago!
Thanks so much for all your comments, definitely up for trying a collab next year. I'd like to say we've still got time this one but I'm actually out the next couple of nights unfortunately. WEBSHELDON/THE LOWEST BITTER 2020 THO!
Just want to thank you for all of your amazing feedback so far, you have such unique observations and very encouraging words. It means so much in this discouraging musical underworld that we're part of, haha. Not referring to FAWM, of course, it's the only place where I feel good about my music. And - just seeing that Joni is one of your influences, and our musical connection now makes total sense 😀
Ah yes, got it! 👍🏻
Amazing that those vocals were recorded into your iPhone 😮 Actually, one thing that's really come out of this year's FAWM is how much certain people have achieved with really restricted recording conditions. As someone else wrote yesterday, 'creativity will find a way'.
I just went to listen to your latest and.... it's gone! 😮
Thank you Will!! 😁And STAY AWAY FROM THE WINDOWS!
Hahaha will! Well I do love a chorus catchy! 😁😁
Hey! You in this year?
Hope you're IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN