I have long been a fan of the wonderfully daring artist Miss Fiona Apple and felt an homage to her was long overdue. As soon as I heard the track Hot Knife from her latest album (the extravagantly titled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do) I knew I had to attempt a cover.
Be Prepared is a song that I wrote way back in 2009. I recorded it then as a simple acoustic number and the song always meant a lot to me but it never quite found its home. Then US musician Spaceship found the track and decided to put his own wondrous Beatles-esque spin on it. He created an epic, triumphant version of the song that just blew me away.
I’ve long loved the song Lilac Wine which I first heard on the Jeff Buckley album Grace – one of my top 5 albums of all time, so when my old friend, super-talented guitarist Ryan Oelofse suggested we do a cover together, I jumped at the chance. Here’s what we came up with!
A Happy Monday to you, one and all! Metaphorest here with an update on all things me at the moment! Hope you don’t have sore post-St. Patrick’s Day heads!
You may or may not know that I write scripts as well as songs. One such script was a supernatural chiller by the name of Lord of Tears. (You can watch the trailer here.) In March of last year, 13 of us ventured off to a spooky old mansion in the Scottish Highlands to shoot the film and ever since, Lawrie (the director/editor/producer!) has been working on the edit. Now, the film is basically complete and to help fund marketing the film, producing DVDs and creating an awesome soundtrack album (which I’m producing along with the guys who produced my album – Craig Sutherland and Andy McDonald) we launched our very first Kickstarter campaign. We’ve been humbled and delighted by the response to the campaign, not only the pledges made, but the support from friends, family, horror fans and the blogosphere!