Greetings from Southwark Travelodge, where I am typing against time, trying to use my 30 minutes of free WiFi to its fullest by letting you know that my final She Makes War album “And Peace” is out now!
In these tumultuous times, it would be easy to feel completely powerless, but one thing I can do is create musical moments – and I’m really proud of this one.
You can stream all eight tracks in full, buy digital downloads, limited edition CDs, hardback lyric books featuring all published SMW songs plus promo photos throughout the decade PLUS “And Peace” tees direct from me. I’m running low on everything due to a rush on pre-orders so take a look now if you can.
The songs were chosen from YOUR online votes – I sneakily asked you what your top three SMW songs were, counted them up and set to work, recording stripped back, intimate versions of the top tracks at The Launchpad and sending them off to be beautifully mixed by Steve Kilpatrick. Before moving on to new pastures, I wanted to create this collection to honour the people who have been a massive part of this whole project – YOU.
I’ve been playing some of these songs live for a long time now, and having got to know them back to front and inside out over the 571 gigs I’ve played under the SMW name, it was fun to create these new versions. I hope you enjoy listening.
Sending love on this dark night,