Album Launch Announcement
On November 9th I’ll be releasing my GENRE-DEFYING kaleidoscopic portal- an album called “Welcome to The Mollusc Dimension” — which references movie, tv and music styles through nearly 40 years of my existence on this earth (and beyond this time). I’d hated my voice all my life but I never knew why and yesterday, in the studio it started to sound like a voice I love!
The voice you will hear on the album is the same voice I make songs to regulating BREATHING when I find it hard to get out of bed, and I make songs to get through the next hour and the day. I need to be safe and to rest and music has been my refuge, a window, a magical vehicle offering me escape, the possible and the impossible.
My songs are about mental health journeys from despair to uplift. I make music to stay alive, to keep you alive and beyond this for us TO FLOURISH. I’d love to play live to you with customary Mollusc Dimension interactions and /share my album which has hours of crafting woven into it.
My existence has been interrupted and fragmented many times. Sometimes by others and sometimes by myself. I spent so many years of my life trying to be attractive, desired, perfect. I worked all the time, I spent so much energy fighting to be heard and ignoring myself. For the past 8 years, I have searched for a deeper understanding of myself and external factors. THE WORLD STILL DOES NOT SPEAK ME. It is not ready for us but we’ve waited damn well long enough. So we’re making our OWN show. A ONE-OFF. My only London show for 2020.
If you’re reading this, maybe we’ve met at one of my gigs, or one of your shows or at something beautiful and amazing, and/or I’ve seen your posts and been ILLUMINATED. I dare myself to seek a mind-expanding angle in every experience. Experimenting with the Quiet Queers Qlub and improv I realised that whether or not it feels safe or ready to speak, spinning around with alternate realities — characters, voices, impersonations, scenes is a super releasing thing to do. From non-cis folx cheekily channelling grandiose archetypal “old man” film characters, encouraging the sheep to escape from the jaws of the wolf to punk-not-punk grandma mum songs and retro jazz pianistically exploring mental-health vaporwave, my studio engineer Felix reminds me it’s the same voice. It’s my voice.
More about the tracks coming soon.
Photo Credits: Shaven Raven Designs