I have been busy lately; not in the traditional way in my life of feeding a family, home-building. No, I am currently what our caring government ministers like to call “economically inactive”. How can that be though? My bank account continues to empty- so I am clearly very economically active indeed for some.
Everything, absolutely everything though, is being shaped by the new world we live in, the world of the virus. It’s all new to us, the clear and present peek at our our own mortality isn’t it? I’ve currently got a cold, of sorts, so I convince myself daily that I’m on the foothills of Mount Doom, which, ironically is absolutely grist to the songwriting mill. All of this leads neatly into the new EP.
Everything, absolutely everything though, is being shaped by the new world we live in, the world of the virus
I have been planning a second album for some time, still am; but the timing felt right to add two brand new songs to a couple more that, as a collective, fit together as different ways of describing the solitary experience, the feeling of being disconnected from the world.
“Socially Distant, Solitary Songs by Emma Flowers“ is a group of songs that have a common theme. At a time when most of us are being asked to distance ourselves, these songs all reflect the experience of those who have already had to do that.
The recording of the album reflected its title. I started with very rough recordings of guitar and vocals, which eventually became workable base tracks. Turning these into the tracks you’ll hear though, is again down to the musicianship and production skills of Martin Stephenson. He took my ideas, my vision for the songs and brought them to life- no visits to the studio in the serenity of the Scottish Highlands this time. Everything was done remotely, and that felt right for the moment we are in. I am always in debt to Martin for what he brings to my songs.
Everything was done remotely, and that felt right for the moment we are in. I am always in debt to Martin for what he brings to my songs.
Don’t Turn Away is a plea to not turn our backs on those who are somehow different, whether through gender, sexuality , physical appearance – or even simply nationality. We all share the same world.
The inspiration came from my recently completed first novel, “I Am Emily Hedge”, where the lyrics play an integral part. If you want to know how a story about a 13/14 year-old girl involves song lyrics, you’ll just have to read the book.
If you want to know how a story about a 13/14 year-old girl involves song lyrics, you’ll just have to read the book.
The Hour Before Dawn asks why that known, yet to be known, or once known person isn’t with us in those dark hours in the middle of the night.
The Woman Inside is an attempt look at the world of those suffering with dementia, and its effect on the loved ones who see that person change from the inside.
Goin’ Back Home simply wants to know how we get there, and where home actually is.
Every song I write has a deep meaning for me, but I want them to be enjoyed by whoever listens. If a song also means something to you, that would make me very happy indeed. Please listen and consider buying. This is what I do, and I want what I do to be heard by as many people as possible.