I thought I would give you an update on how things were progressing on my latest project. As this project doesn’t have a title at the moment, I’m simply referring it to as “Project Blue.” When I first came up with the idea a few years ago, it was going to be called “Hebridean Blue”, named after the beautiful blue-green colour of the sea on many of the beaches in the Hebrides. I don’t feel that the music I’m writing really reflects the beauty of the Hebrides, so Project Blue will have to do for now!
Writing Project Blue is going very well. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever felt more creative than I do just now. It seems every time I go to work on Project Blue, more and more ideas keep coming. I’d say I’m about halfway through writing the initial ideas, which is still only a small part of the finished album as it will still need to be arranged, produced, mixed, mastered…the list goes on, but at least now I have a picture in my mind of how I want it to sound.
At the moment, Project Blue will be in two parts (which may be split into several tracks), each with a different feel/theme, but which ultimately are linked together. I have written two new songs, one of which, “Joy”, will definitely be in the album as I feel it would make a great ending for Part One, which starts quite dark/sad, but will end a lot brighter and happier. My hope is it will take the listener on an emotional journey from sadness to “Joy”.
The main theme of Part Two is based on a short instrumental I wrote that I used as the introduction to the “Wee County Sessions” video blog I did a few years back. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how I’ve been able to expand this short piece of music into something wonderful.