As promised, my new song, “Tikky Tikky Time Bomb” is now available for download. As you may notice, it’s quite a departure from the folk-rock style of my previous releases. That said, I’m really proud of how it turned out and what it represents for me artistically.
Sometime last year, I was in the middle of making an album with my band, Lost Astronaut, and life got in the way. The album got put on hold, and during that time I started feeling pulled in a new direction. Looking for ways to carry on solo, but with a bigger sound, I began experimenting with sequencers, synths and ways to control synths with my guitar and a bank of foot pedals.
All this lead me to get really involved in electronic music, so when I went back to record something, I wanted to bring that new sound with me. The result is what you hear in my new single.
The song is inspired heavily by the state of constant turmoil the world finds itself in these days. I needed a way to express my anxiety, which is probably your anxiety too. When I wrote the song in February, David Bowie had just died so I was still very moved by that. I believe his spirit inspired me to be more adventurous, and to immerse myself in his Berlin trilogy, which I highly recommend.
There’s also a video, which parodies the popular overhead-shot cooking video trend, but with a dark twist.
Love and safety,