We finished recording bell plates this week in the studio and so happy to be moving through the end of the process, although it’s been said before I can feel the end in sight! The bells remind me of something distant and ancient, a calmness and clarity not often found in the regular corners of the world.
I’d love to wake up to that sound.
They brought me back to thoughts of the abandoned abbeys I walked through on a small island in France one summer, sides half crumbling and pigeons roosting in their corners - you could look through windows and instead of glass see fields of coral red poppies and tall grass.
These songs are mostly known to me as solo songs, they sound dense with so many more instruments and a bit weighed down - it was perfect to bring an uplifting and sky bound quality to them, like something just floating on top.