Dear World, Happy MYRIADS Day! Today Is The Magnificent Day My Debut Album Is Released! It’s Out Now & You Can Get Your Beautiful Ears Wrapped Around It HERE… Love & Thanks! Officer xOx
Here is the latest review of the album from a brilliantly insightful music blog I have really fallen in love with called The Indiependent Album Review: Myriads // Officer http://the-indie-pendent.com/album-review-myriads-officer/
‘The album feels like a wave; the ripples are gentle at first, gathering pace and speed before the wave swells and breaks on the shore. It is truly immersive listening – both terribly tragic and infinitely beautiful, all at once’. – The Indiependent
Happy Myriads Day! Love & Thanks, Officer xOx
It’s finally here Brothers & Sisters! My lead single, The Waters from my upcoming debut album, Myriads – described as ‘a musical brilliance you’re not going to be able to avoid – WCT‘ is now out and available to buy / download here: THE WATERS …And you can watch the music video here: THE WATERS VIDEO xOx
Hello! Here’s a little collection of the more recent features and reviews on me since I dropped my first ever single, The Waters a couple of weeks back on SoundCloud. You can now buy/download The Waters here: THE WATERS xOx
Ralph’s Life / Fame / Right Chord Music – One To Watch / Right Chord Music – First Signs Of Love / Hot Vox / We Close Tonight / Dull Humoured Zo
I have just completed the recording of my debut record. It’s a beautiful twelve-limbed beast entitled Myriads and was produced by the incredible Daniel Peterson and co-produced by myself.The first single from the album, The Waters, will be out in January with a few singles and the album to follow soon after so keep your ears peeled for all that.
The experience of making the record has been one where more than anything I have been really inspired by and repeatedly made aware as to how many incredible buddies I have who happen to be immensely talented and who therefore have played various key roles in me realising the album and sound I have always been single-mindedly pursuing. It’s a rare thing for me to come away from studio time feeling fulfilled with the results, but with Myriads that’s exactly where my head and heart have now found their rest. My deepest thanks to all of you… my family, friends, fans, musicians, backers who have stuck with me and made it possible for me to persevere and eventually get to this sublime wide open musical landscape heard on Myriads.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve been collaborating with genius London-based painter and friend, Ben Jamie on the album artwork and this is the belter of a masterpiece the man has come up with, so perfect for this album, feast your eyes!
I shall be back soon with more news.
Much love, Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!
Nearest and Dearest – Tickets for my show on 19th November at The Old Queens Head in Islington, London supporting Dagny are almost sould out! Get your tickets HERE quick-sharp!
It’s a fantastic bill of great artists. As well as the excellent Dagny, the night includes Ella On The Run and Dead Cannons! It’s going to be a smashing night of top tunes! xOx
I had the very humbling and extremely fun experience of being part of the annual ball for the The John Hartson Foundation this weekend. After fighting and overcoming a horrible battle with testicular cancer that spread through his body to his brain John went onto set up this incredible charity. He said to me last night that he feels it’s his mission now to support and help the men, women, kids and families who are suffering at the hands of this terrible disease. He feels it’s why he’s here now, to just love his family and help people facing what he and his family faced. My performance was a surprise for John as he hadn’t heard the song I’d written inspired by his story. I was glad to hear him say how much he enjoyed it and that it was overwhelming (in a good way;-) for himself and his wife, Sarah…..
Officer with John Hartson
It was an incredible night of laughs and fantastic, inspiring and moving performances and speeches. I feel so very privileged to have been part of such an event for such an impacting cause that is literally saving lives. I was asked to play a song called ‘All Heart Son (Please Don’t Go)’, which I wrote about 6 months ago for John and the foundation hoping they could maybe use it to help and further their work and publicity so it was really unexpected and special to actually be asked to come and perform at the ball.
So many people spoke to me and I was particularly moved by listening to three sets of parents who had lost children to cancer and who felt the song had helped them in some way. I really cannot think of something more significant and positive than to hear that my music might actually soothe, inspire or in any way help such heros going through such suffering. The room was just filled with incredible people, just a fantastic event all round rasing over £110,000! My deepest thanks goes out to the foundation for inviting and involving me and giving me such a beautiful opportunity. Particular thanks to Libby Emmerson, a legend of a woman who organised the night and who first picked up on my music.
Thanks to the foundation I was taken into the studio in Glasgow the night before the ball to record the song with local producer, Greg Friel, a top lad. We had a blast putting the song down over a few hours and hopefully we will see it released soon by the foundation as a tool for them to use to press on with their profoundly redemptive and heartening mission. The song belongs to John, his family and the foundation now, I guess in a way it always did.
If you’d like to find out more about the work of the foundation and support them just follow this link http://www.johnhartsonfoundation.co.uk/
Take care x Officer x
I’m playing this week in Berlin, Nuremberg and Brussels. Can’t wait. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/iamofficer