Music Gear News
Katie Melua's 'appalling' start
Katie Melua created "appalling" music the first time she worked without her co-writer.
The British star - who exercised creative control over her fourth album 'The House' - admitted she missed working with producer Mike Batt, who helped her establish her career.
She said: "I did go through a phase of reading a lot of poetry and getting heavily into philosophy and ended up writing things that weren't really in a musical format, which I put to some very electronic-based backing.
"I was also screaming quite loud. It was appalling, I would not wish that on anyone. I kind of feel the most natural when I'm not getting in the way of the music and I'm not trying too hard."
Despite the fact her first forays into writing and recording without Batt were not particularly satisfying, the 25-year-old singer - who has sold more than 10 million albums - eventually managed to find a style of music which suited her.
She explained: "I wasn't trying to get away from anything. It was more about going towards something. I wanted the music to be inspired by the future, something unknown that's never been heard before, but at the same time hold on to the values of the music of the past, to try and tap into something that's so ancient and old that it's kind of forgotten. I thought that, if we went far enough in both directions, we could end up in the same place."Posted on 7 May 2010 07:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Recent Music News
Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.
Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.
JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.
Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.
News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12
Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.