My song ‘The Suitor’s Ballyhoo’ was written over a decade ago but I’ve never been happy with previous attempts to recording it. I am super happy that last week in my new Sheffield studio I managed to land a version which comes much closer to how I always felt the song should feel.
Earlier this week, I was sat on a train to Coventry and felt a slow motion of the passing view shot on my phone would work rather nicely to accompany the song. I hope you agree and enjoy the new recording…
This video was shot and edited in one afternoon with the help of my neighbour Guy Lankester, who luckily didn’t really know what he was doing with my camera. This was perfect as I wanted it to be shaky and nicely out of focus in places to suit the mood of the song.The location is Walthamstow Marshes in east London.
It’s the first time I have ever edited a video before and my old PC was gently creaking under the strain… but I really enjoyed making it. A moment to remember was the park warden trying to get all passive aggressive on me about what I was up too… He soon gave up and went away after I told him I was taking my typewriter for a walk and asked if he wanted to help out.
This track is on my recently released 5th studio album ‘From The Ground Up’ which I really should tell more people about. Candy Parfitt is on backing vocals and I’m doing all the rest.