Huge thanks to Andre from Radioairplay.com for his lovely words about my first single The Unscripted.
“With its unique vocal performance, beautifully written lyrics, and elegant melodic concepts,
‘The Unscripted’ is a lovingly crafted piece of songwriting that matures with every subsequent listen“
– Andre, The Unscripted on radioairplay.com
The Unscripted is the first release from my sophomore album, The Sound of the Broken Wand. I have played it during different gigs and particularly at Sofar Sounds in Leeds. It is a story about coming out of a difficult or even a toxic situation. It was not about COVID or coming out of that situation we have been in for far too long, but I can see why he could be construed as such and I am ok with that too. At the end of the day, if it helps people free themselves from a stagnant or bad place, it is a win-win.
The single will soon be available. Producer, mixing and mastering engineering Russell Cottier is finalising the album. The musicians who made the single so are Ben Gladwin – Piano, Vicky Reid – Cello, Daniel J Logan – Percussions, Jonathan M Crump – Bass, Russell Cottier – Violin. Alongside these, I am working on one or more music videos. Follow Tiki Black on Bandcamp and Tiki Black on YouTube to find out when the single and the music video(s) come out.