Always Believe is my third full-length studio album, composed between 2018-2019 and released in August 2019.
Straddling the line between minimalist piano and post-rock, Always Believe encompassed my predominant musical focus of 2019 - that being to merge my practice as an improvising pianist with my interest in post-rock, metal, and guitar-driven soundscapes.
Over the course of ten tracks, I experimented with merging my pianistic discipline with soundworlds influenced by bands such as Explosions in the Sky, Russian Circles, sleepmakeswaves, and God Is an Astronaut, employing the help of guitarist Chris Hague and drummer Alex Fell. In 2019, we got together in a studio in suburban Leeds with rock producer Will Cook, from which birthed Always Believe.
This album was my first foray into writing music for other people - albeit not in a notated fashion - and was released just prior to starting my Masters in Composition at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
The tracklist is as follows:
When Day Breaks
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