This is my first record of new songs since Hooba Dooba back in 2010. It’s been rattling around me for the past three or four years. In that time I released the ‘Paul Brady Anthology’ and ‘The Vicar Street Sessions’ so I wasn’t doing nothing.. but I wanted to take my time with a new record. The record business was changing drastically over that period anyway and for a time I was, like many other artists, wondering was there any point in putting out an album at all.
Even so, I was writing and recording all that time at my own place in Dublin. Since I still wasn’t sure if what I was putting down would ever come out, I just kept doing it for fun at my own pace, being recording engineer, playing most of the instruments myself and not thinking of it as for an album. I’ve never liked the pressure of booking musicians to make a record in a set period. It takes time for me to understand what I want from a song. Often in those situations, because I have to commit myself to what’s going on at the moment, I can end up, when I get some distance from it, with something that is not really what I intended. I didn’t want that this time.Read More