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Cathy McEvoy EP online cover

 

 

 

I allowed myself a glass of Prosecco this week, I won’t deny it. When you work on something for as long as I’ve been labouring at Letters to Loved Ones  you almost come to believe that the journey will go on forever and there’s no destination in mind.  I loved writing and recording the songs, and was massively privileged to have some extraordinary performers share their talents with me. But writing the songs is the easy part compared to the other areas of work. Why did it take so long? Because it’s been self-financed and self-released, and it’s hard to rush people such as session musicians and engineers who are working for next to nothing!

There’s also a good reason why record company personnel were employed in the past (and of course still are for big names), as many of my fellow DIY-musicians out there will testify. When it comes to promotion, formatting artwork, sourcing ISRC codes and all the other minutiae associated with getting a record across the finish line, indie musicians are a little off our patch. Can you do it yourself? Yes, but it will probably take you a lot longer than it would somebody with the skills and training. Are you the best person for the job? Definitely not, but the best person for the job is not available. So we muddle on and do the best we can……it just sometimes means that a collection of songs which took a month to compose takes 18 months to see the light of day in finished form. But finish it I have, and I’m rather pleased. Hence the Prosecco. Thanks for your continued interest and support, and I hope you like the finished product.

The first single from the EP is Heard You call my Name, performed by The Gospel Project. Click here for your first letter…….

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