5 YEARS ON (volume ⬆️): I love that such a difficult time for me as an artist resulted in this record that gave me so much back.
It was an ambitious concept started in my mid 30s and released in my late 30s. I wiped my ego almost clean and entered without the burden of expectation so I enjoyed the release; the touring and everything about it, in a way that I’d kinda forgotten after so many years of album cycles and gigs and all the industry stuff.
Funny how the more professional and adept you become as an artist, the less enjoyable it can be. I gave everything to this record but I gave less of a fuck about *success* and just appreciated the privilege of being able to do it. Turned out that was the sweet spot 😍
Too many brilliant artists I got to work with who I can’t tag. Many barely use facebook anymore cos of how facebook uses artists. But I have so much love for Hermitude, Pip Norman, Kira Puru, Bertie Blackman, Jane Tyrrell, B Wise, Nic Martin, Sarah McCloskey, L-FRESH The LION, Mirrah, Okenyo, Jayteehazard, Claire Nakazawa, Meklit, Sampa the Great, Montaigne, Rahj Jordan, Dggz, Elefant Traks, Caitlin Park, Broken Yellow, Jen Ng.
Ty to Sereen Sounds for cutting this video together.
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