“Life Support” is my first proper solo album.
I am probably best known as frontman/songwriter/guitarist for Shatner, which I’ve been doing on and off for the past 20 years or so. Sadly I’m old enough to go back even further, and you can see the evidence for that elsewhere on this site.
The solo material is different from the recent Shatner recordings; less electric guitar, more acoustic guitar; lots more keyboards and synths; lots of strings. It’s been liberating having the freedom to take it wherever felt right.
Where there’s a Will
The album was produced by Will Jackson, whose credits include The Kaiser Chiefs, The Music, The Pigeon Detectives and The Cribs. And believe it or not, The Smurfs. As far as I’m concerned his greatest work was the 2007 Shatner album “Thirteen O’Clock,” which was a high point for me. It’s been a joy getting back together with Will; we’ve had a blast.
See it, believe it
“Life Support” has become an audio-visual project. Rather ambitiously, I challenged myself to make video content for all ten tracks (as it turned out, I made eight of them solo but had help on the other two). This has meant a lot of computer time, but on the upside I’ve had some fun doing things like learning how to sing backwards and apply lipstick. But not simultaneously.
Thanks to everyone who supports and encourages me to keep making music. I once expressed a moment of self doubt to a fellow musician who said “f*** everyone else – we do it because we are good at it.”
So yeah. F*** you. I’m good at this.