NEWS: Gotham city single out now!!
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The Story behind the song 'Gotham City'
I hope you enjoy listening to my latest single 'Gotham City'. The song means so much to me. Here's the story behind it . Thanks for showing an interest!
It was written in the very difficult months following the heartbreaking loss of my younger beloved sister Kate. So I was feeling pretty sad to say the least. The title came from asking my son Christian for a 'title' idea one day when I was sitting at the piano playing the song 'Skyfall' by Adele. I guess he could have said anything but for some reason the words 'Gotham City' came tumbling out.
The title seemed to match my mood and the chords I was improvising on the piano at the time. That's the magic of songwriting for you, when everything is in the right place at the right time! I was able to plough all my emotions and feelings into the creation of the song which I decided to make my very own anti-bullying anthem.
But...recording and production of this song was seriously hampered because I had to have 2 vocal operations to remove a growth on my vocal chords. Following the operation I was told that I would never sing again. That was a pretty bad day in my world I can tell you! Despite the initial diagnosis, the speech therapists told me there was a very slim chance I could sing again...
To cut a long story short, months and months of speech therapy later and I was able to record my voice again. It wasn't very good at first and really hurt, but with much patience and resilience I got there in the end. I'm incredibly proud of the result and I'm now able to use the song in my Songwriting Charity 'Bullybeat' workshops to help children learn how to write their own anti-bullying songs.
I must thank Robbie Bronnimann and Shaz Sparks who worked on this recording with me and the wonderful artist Doaly for designing the artwork, oh and Christian for giving me the title!
The song is dedicated to my wonderful sister Kate - with much love.
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