‘Show Me Down’ Video & Collaboration

A fantastic song written by my good friend David Masson.

Show Me Down.  From his album The Dark Corner.  (both available to buy on Bandcamp)

I loved this song as soon as I heard it and couldn’t wait to put my vocals on there.  It’s the first time I’ve done a duet, and I loved what Masso had done with it.  It’s punchy and pithy and lulling.  I love the sparseness and then the build.  It’s dark and weaving and a bit eerie.  I find it exposing and comforting.

A few weeks ago we shot a video to go with the song.  A video that was, and is lots of fun and filled with oddness.   Testament to the vision and creative skill of Mr Masson who conceived of the whole thing and came back with this….

and it’s also the first time I’ve been asked to choke up yakky stuff for art.

Have a watch and a listen, share and enjoy!

x

Collaborations! ‘Drink Me’ video session wt Grethe Borsum

oooh …..this song gives me the chills every time I hear it!

Me and the fabulous Grethe Borsum (Get Her Band) sat down a couple of years ago with some beers and whisky, my resonator and a means to record. The intention? to do some songwriting…

Approaching collaborations you never really know how it will go until it does. The best I bring to it is to focus everything I’ve learned as a musician and songwriter and try to stay focussed on getting something to come away with, as well as having an experience that nurtures the creative process….it needs to flow 🙂   Admittedly, I was a teensy bit nervous, mostly because I’m used to writing on my own and it feels so vulnerable doing that with someone else.

It turned out that we had a lot to talk about…as the evening passed we crafted and played, had a chat and beer break, repeated this countless times. The result of which is this beautiful, lullaby of a song I get lost in every time I hear. Drink Me.

Proud. Happy.  A genuine marinated shared creative experience.

When Grethe made a trip back to Liverpool last month we got together and recorded this video in Jacaranda, I’m so happy it’s here to share.  Thanks to Grethe for her amazing video skills as well as the experience of writing this song together! Also, shout out to Luke Moore who jumped in and did some videoing for us too.

Enjoy x

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Luke, Me, Grethe