So, it’s now one week since the release of myself and Mike Raine’s cover of Bjork’s ‘Human Behaviour’. I have really enjoyed the conversation it has generated. I knew it would be met with mixed reactions and it most certainly has! As Mike so neatly put it:
“The challenge of doing a cover of someone who herself has seriously challenged musical traditions was always going to invoke a variety of reactions. There will be some who don’t fancy Bjork, and therefore won’t fancy anything that is Bjork-like. On the other hand, there will be some who do fancy Bjork and therefore don’t fancy anyone trying to be Bjork-like. And then there will be others who will enjoy the heroic quirkiness of it.”
This is one of the lovely reviews from the third camp :
Other news this week is my facebook live video that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. This was the first ever music facebook live video that I’ve done, and I’d love to be able to tell you that it went brilliantly without a flaw. It certainly wasn’t my finest moment – my nerves definitely got to me – but I’m really pleased that I finally plucked up the courage and I’m hoping that it is going to be the first of many to come.
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Finally, I’d like to share with you some stills from my new music video for ‘Somewhere’ (my 3rd album single) which we finished editing last week and which releases on 18 August. Mike has done a wonderful job producing this and I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you.
Next week I’m looking forward to filling you in on how the music video for ‘Human Behaviour’ is progressing.
Until next time, take care