A song from lockdown: Clockmaker

For me, one highlight in these gloomy times is being part of an online songwriting group! We set songwriting challenges every Sunday, write and record a demo during the week, and share our songs in a massive online meeting on Saturday evening.

Last week’s task was to write a song using real-world sounds. I love big grandfather clocks, so I wrote a song with one! You can hear it here:

I sent Clockmaker to the BBC, and within days DJ Adam Crowther played it on his show Upload, on BBC Radio Bristol! He said: “Quite sinister-sounding, but beautiful nonetheless.”

The song will be available on a digital compilation album, in support of music venues in Glastonbury – they’ve supported my music in the past, so I wanted to do something back. 

You can pre-order the album here, if you’d like to help! (There’s a lot more great local music on there.)

Cover art of Glastonbury Calling album

And if you’re curious about the songwriting group, you can hear wondrous new music from my friends and me here: Songs from Lockdown.