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.

Sounds Like Hope (Sunburst Sessions)

And here we have the third in the Sunburst Sessions videos, the acoustic version of ‘Sounds Like Hope’!

The arrangement of this song is already pretty minimal so stripping it back didn’t involve much; we just had to figure out how we wanted to do that. In the end, we decided to go with just a vocal and electric guitar, reflective of how we first wrote the song. The atmospheric sound of the guitar Richard was messing around with during the session just sounded like how I felt at the time and so it was very nostalgic to revisit that first version of the song when it felt so new and tentative and fragile.

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.

Announcing The Honest EP (Sunburst Sessions)

So, today, I made an exciting little announcement on social media…

It’s a bit scary to share these videos since they’re unlike anything I’ve ever posted before but it’s exciting too. These stripped back performances gave the songs a new feel, raw and emotional, and I’m eager to see what people think of these alternate versions.

And again, a massive thanks to Richard, my accompanist, videographer, and the man behind the Sunburst Sessions; to Zefan Susanto, my accompanist; Olivia of Olivia B-S Photography, videographer; and Nicky Trill, our wonderful engineer. This project would not have been possible without each and every one of them and I could not be more grateful, especially considering how unwell I was feeling on the day.