Close To You By Richard Marc – Out Now

So, one of my best friends and most frequent collaborators, Richard Marc, has just released his brand new single, ‘Close To You.’ Of course, I always share my friends’ music on my socials but I wanted to share this on here because I helped write the song and I’m really proud to have been part of it. It’s a really lovely song. Please go and check it out!

Honest (Sunburst Sessions)

And here we are. The last video… The fifth and final in the Sunburst Sessions videos, ‘Honest,’ is now up on YouTube!

While this song was originally written on a keyboard, there’s something really joyous about singing it with a guitar. The guitar just gives it this effervescent energy, this sense of it coming to life. I love it. It’s one of my favourite songs to perform, not that I’ve had many opportunities to perform recently, of course. Anyway. This was the last song we recorded that day and it was a real high note, pun not intended. I was absolutely exhausted (so exhausted that the only way I could help pack up after was to sit on the floor with the cables – I was literally too tired to stand up, plus I thought I might faint if I didn’t sit down) but it was a great day and it was so much fun. I’m really grateful for the whole experience.

Thank you to Richard Marc for accompanying me and for his part in the filming (Sunburst Sessions), Olivia (Olivia B-S Photography) for her work as the primary videographer of this video, and Nicky Trill for engineering.

Back To Life (Sunburst Sessions)

The fourth in the Sunburst Sessions videos, ‘Back To Life,’ is now up on YouTube!

While it would’ve been interesting to mess around with this song on piano, I love the vibe of this song when I perform it live and I perform it live on acoustic guitar; I love the warmth and the energy. And stripping it back to just a vocal and acoustic guitar arrangement really allows the lyric to take centre stage. Lyrics – and the stories they tell – are so important to me so I always enjoy the opportunity to put them at the forefront of the performance.

Thank you to Richard Marc for accompanying me and for his part in the filming (Sunburst Sessions), Olivia (Olivia B-S Photography) for her work as the primary videographer of this video, and Nicky Trill for engineering.