My songwriting career began
in the kitchen at the Coach House, Portishead’s recording studio in Bristol. You can hear cups of tea being poured on some of the original tracks. An album was grafted, little by little, unexpectedly. I scribbled song lyrics on the back of Spanish and French essays and watched the Wild Bunch become Massive Attack, and Portishead and Tricky fight over the bassline of “Glorybox” and “Hell is round the corner”. I was a student at Seville university when the record companies came hunting, hungry for their piece of Bristol Sound.
Bloom was released in 1998 to wide critical acclaim and now, almost twenty years on, is still considered a “Trip-hop masterpiece”. I’m grateful to all the fans who have uploaded songs from the album, and artists who have created their own versions of the single Purple. Thank You!
Purple was included on many compilations, such as She: a Female Trip-hip Experience and Ibiza Chill, among others. Purple was a big hit in France and has been used on TV adverts and MTV productions. It was remixed by A Tribe Called Quest (Ummah remix) and by French Band, Air (Femme d’Argent remix).
Since Bloom times,
I’ve collaborated as songwriter with Up, Bustle & Out and Los Ladrones, and musicians in Brazil.
My Flight, with French artist Distances, was released on Décamper, a cd-book initiative where artists, writers and musicians give voice to refugees, from Lampedusa to Calais, and beyond.
Pearl of the Sea was also a late summer with Sicilian duo, Aura.
These days I’m working with producers on several projects in Italy, France and the US. You can listen here to nineteen, pitch and snowdance, from my project Breaking the Waves with American artist Storm Craver.