Sonic Breakfast took a quick listen. It’s a resolute, sturdy album jam-packed with quality songwriting. There’s regret within for wasted opportunities yet a positive take on what the future (and the now) will hold. There’s a bit of folk and journeys into light shades of jazz. It’s all quite uplifting.
Ebb & Flow, a fine track from the album, is described by Ross thus, “Above the entrance to the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art there is a neon sign that exclaims “Everything Is Going To Be Alright!”. The problem that I have with that is I wasted so long waiting for everything to be alright, waiting for something to happen but now, the truth as I see it is that everything is alright. A subtle but powerful difference. There is nothing wrong with right now, that’s what the song is about.”
I notice that Blue Rose Code have been touring The Water Of Leith excessively over the past few months and see that the tour stops off at The Cookie in Leicester next Monday. Many commentators say that seeing Ross play live is a magical thing. I check my diary and make tentative plans to head along.