Last year, I was fortunate enough to do some engineering on a few tracks for Birdy’s new album Beautiful Lies. She is one of those artists who surprises you every day in the studio – you just don’t think she could sing any more beautifully, or make it look any easier, and then she does. Again. She’s gone in at No4 in the Official UK Album Chart, is the Shazam No1 today, and debut’d at the top of the iTunes album chart in a number of countries. It’s hugely impressive to see how well she’s doing, but not a surprise having seen her work in person. Definitely one to check out.
Just in case anyone was desperate to know more about what I think, here I am talking…
Following their run at No 1 in Ireland, Walking On Cars have entered the Top 10 in the iTunes UK Album Chart. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.
I have spent the last few months mixing this – It’s a huge honour to be involved with a band who have really defined their genre from the very beginning. The burden of responsibility has weighed heavily, and I believe we’ve presented their awesome energy in the appropriate way. Watching the show gives a sense of how they’ve remained at the top of the game for so long, with a fanbase spanning generations. It’s out at the end of March. Metal heads, check it out!
Walking On Cars have a number 1 album in Ireland with Everything This Way. It’s thoroughly well-deserved, and a source of great pride for them, and of course for everyone who has been involved in whatever way. Awesome.
Last year I engineered some tracks for the new Foxes record, for production duo My Riot (Tim Bran and Roy Kerr). It was an incredible experience to work with Lou and the band. They’re beyond talented and it’s great to be able to link to the finished record. My favourite track is Scar – check it out
I’ve banged on a lot about this. At this point, suffice to say that it’s been a career highlight to engineer this for the band, and producers Tim Bran and Roy Kerr. Regardless of my involvement it is and will remain one of my favourite records. Have a listen below:
The video for the new Walking On Cars single, Speeding Cars is out. It’d be an understatement to say that I love this band, and Speeding Cars is, for me, really the track that sums them up. If you asked me to play one track that, in my opinion, best represents their music, it would be this one. The beautiful film was shot in Dingle, near where the band live. The characters other than the band members are portrayed by local people. When you watch it, you get a really tangible sense of where this music comes from.
Higher Than Here has gone into the UK charts at No7! Thoroughly well-deserved for a great artist. Releases can be nerve-wracking for someone who’s had huge successes in the past – If the record is great that’s just expected, and if not you take a hammering which an unknown would be able to quietly avoid. Congratulations to James, and to Tim and Roy who produced the four tracks I was involved in engineering.
James Morrison’s new record, Higher Than Here is out today. I engineered some of the material for this record. It was amazing to work on and well worth checking out.