Here’s the artwork for my next single (the 5th) in my ’12 Songs’ project is called ‘Invisible Armies and is out on 12 October.Written at the start of lockdown in March, it’s my tribute to the NHS, not just during the pandemic period, but in general #saveournhs

Photo by Luis Melendez on Unsplash

Aquí tienes la portada de mi próximo sencillo (el quinto) en my proyecto ’12 Canciones’ se llama ‘Invisible Armies’ (Ejércitos Invisibles) y sale el 12 de octubre. Escrita al principio del confinamiento en marzo, es my homenaje al Sistema Nacional de Salud, no solo durante la pandemia, sino también en general.

Foto por Luis Melendez en Unsplash

‘Heels’ is the third single from my ’12 Songs’ project where I’m releasing a new song at 12pm on the 12th of every month for 12 months.

I got the idea for this song walking in the El Zapillo neighbourhood in Almeria last year. I saw two girls in front of me, around 14/15 years old, trying to walk in high heels and they were not finding it easy as it was possibly their first time. They were helping each other balance and this image just really struck me, so I stopped to write some words and ideas to remember this moment as I knew it would become a song at some point.

The ’12 Songs’ project is not a traditional album with one sound, but a collection of songs with very different styles. The first two singles have covered chill-out and indie rock, whereas ‘Heels’ blends flamenco rhythms and ambient pop.

Although the song was inspired by high heels, it isn’t really about that, but about love and friendships. For example, when I saw those girls that time, I could also see them in 50-60 years’ time still helping each other through the streets of life walking in their metaphorical heels.

Written, recorded and produced by Jason Newton at Viper Studios, Almeria, Spain.
Mastered by Herman Primus.

‘Heels’ (Tacones) es el tercer sencillo de mi proyecto que se llama ’12 Songs’ (12 Canciones) cuando lanzo una nueva canción a las 12H del 12 de cada mes para 12 meses.

Me vino la idea caminando por la calle en El Zapillo en Almería ciudad el año pasado. En frente de mi, vi a dos chicas de sobre 14/15 años que estaban intentando a caminar en tacones y no lo estaban encontrando fácil porque quizá era su primera vez. Estaban ayudándose mantener el equilibrio y esta imagen me golpeó, pues me paré para escribir palabras e ideas para recordar a este momento porque supe que se convertiría en una canción en algún momento.

El proyecto ’12 Canciones’ no es un álbum tradicional con un sonido, sino una colección de canciones con estilos diferentes. Los primeros dos sencillos incluyeron chill-out y indie rock, mientras ‘Heels’ mezcla ritmos de flamenco con pop ambiental.

Mientras era inspirado por tacones, el tema de esta canción de hecho no es nada que ver con tacones, sino amor y amistades. Por ejemplo, cuando vi a esas chicas, podía velas también en 50-60 años todavía ayudándose por las calles de la vida en sus tacones metafóricos.

Escrito, grabado y producido por Jason Newton en Viper Studios, Almería, España.
Masterizado por Herman Primus.

Got the idea for this song after seeing a couple arguing in a bar and witnessing a car crash later that night. Never knew if it was the same people but got the title from that situation.

This is the second single from my ’12 Songs’ project where I’m releasing a new song at 12pm on the 12th of every month for 12 months. The first single was called ‘Lisbon’.

One of the things I love about this ’12 Songs’ project is that every song is whole in itself. it isn’t part of a cohesive sound of an album and as a result, every song has a completely different style. This song is more indie/pop, whereas the first one ‘Lisbon’ was more chill out, ambient pop.

Written, recorded. and produced by Jason Newton at Viper Studios, Almeria, Spain.
Mastered by Herman Primus.

Release date 12 July 2020.

http://www.distanceofhope.com


Esta canción se llama ‘This Is How And Where We Collide’ (Esto Es Como Y Dónde Cochamos). Pensé del titulo de esta canción después de ver a una pareja discutiendo en un bar y luego viendo un accidente de coche la misma noche. No sabía nunca si fueron las mismas personas.

Esto es el segundo single de mi proyecto ’12 Canciones’ cuando lanzo una canción a las 12H del 12 de cada mes para 12 meses. El primer single era ‘Lisbon’.

Lo que me encanta de este proyecto ’12 Canciones’ es que cada canción es independiente con una identidad especifica y no una parte de un sonido cohesivo de un álbum. Cada canción tiene su propio estilo. Esta canción es más indie pop, mientras la primera ‘Lisbon’ era más chillout y tranquila.

Escrito, grabado y producido por Jason Newton en Viper Studios, Almería, España. Masterizado por Herman Primus.

Fecha de lanzamiento – el 12 de julio 2020.

http://www.distanceofhope.com

Here’s the cover for the new song ‘This Is How And Where We Collide’ from my ’12 Songs’ project. It’s going to be released this Sunday 12 July on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and all the streaming platforms.

What do you think of the cover? Like it?

Aquí tienes la portada para la nueva canción ‘This Is How And Where We Collide’ (Esto Es Cómo Y Donde Cochamos) de mi proyecto ’12 Canciones’. Lanzamiento este domingo el 12 de julio en Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp y todas las plataformas de música en streaming.

Qué opinas de la portada? Te gusta?

I’ve just finished work on my second music video. This one is for ‘Lisbon’, one of a batch of new songs I’ve written and recorded over the last couple of months of lockdown.

Being a ‘music person’, I never thought I’d get into the visual side of things but I’ve actually quite enjoyed it as it’s been quite a challenge technically and creatively. Am looking forward when we can all get outside again more and come up with interesting stuff from ‘the world outside’. Especially looking forward to spending time by the sea again.

Featured image is from the session for the ‘Lisbon’ video which you’ll be able to watch soon…

Since lockdown started in Spain in March, I’ve been inspired by having lots of time at home and having access to a bass guitar for only the second time in my life and as a result I’ve written and recorded about 16 songs since. At one point, I was writing one a day… Though not as prolific at the moment, I’m still happy to report I’m still finishing 2 songs a week. Long may it continue…