“I fly when you are good to me, feels like, you can set me free”

January 18th - 2018

"Unbounded as an ode to music, and the energy that represents music & creativity. It is also a conversation between ones critical mind & ones inner self, displaying that if we are good to ourselves, and can quieten that critical voice, we do set ourselves free, and this is not just creatively but across many aspects of our life. Over the years I have struggled with self confidence, especially when it comes to expression and music. Extremely self critical, each time that I have held myself back, bounded myself up and brought up my walls, it has felt crushing & painful. But, when I have been kind to myself, given myself the time and space to create in the moment and have tapped into that energy, it truly feels as if there are no limitations… Unbounded we can fly. I remember speaking to a friend Marcello Maio about this in the car on the way back from a gig. A few days later he sent me this super raw piano take he had recorded on his iPhone. Instantly out poured this vocal, written from top to tail, un-edited, recorded in my living room. Unbounded stayed in this ‘Acoustic’ form for quiet sometime, until I brought Dominic Kirk in to record Bata drums, playing a rhythm for Chango: The Yoruba deity of music, fire, passion and drums. The song then continued to grow in production but I decided that i’d like to share the song in its initial, rawest & purest acoustic form also, flaws and all, featuring the iPhone recorded piano take #1." - Milan Ring