I, for many years, have known that I should have much more presence online. I should have music available for people when they ask to listen to it. I should have ways for people to stay in touch, to share their feedback and to inspire me to create more.
And so for a long time, I was planning on recording “The Traveller” album – I had the songs ready to go. I thought I knew what I wanted in terms of arrangements. But when it came down to it, we were just running out of time. I wasn’t going to be able to complete something that I was proud of, with the budget I had, in the time we had left before we went to the USA.
I knew that I had to have something to share while we were on our trip. So we decided to do a live album. With some new songs; the ones that were in some ways still a little too fresh and raw for me to know where they belonged, we planned to rehearse, record, mix, master and release in under two months.
Last night, we recorded! It was a really fun evening, with some of our closest friends able to witness the intimate setting of recording. We had some funny sound issues… for several of the songs, there was what sounded like a phantom screaming child that we would hear whenever I played certain frequencies! But once we had figured that out (it was just a digital syncing issue, no haunted-house scenarios…), we played some great music and are looking forward to hearing how it comes out.
“Sail On: Live in Hong Kong” will be released mid-April. For more, see my website at www.louisewrightmusic.com