This song, taken from the album ‘Happy Holidays’ by The Grand Gestures, has been released as a single today. I co-wrote the song with Pauline Alexander (who sings it alongside me) and Jan Burnett, who heads up The Grand Gestures:
You can get it in these places:
You might think Hogmanay is a strange choice of date to release a single, but given that it’s about being alone over the Christmas season, maybe not *that* strange 🙂
Here’s some nice words about the album and the song from The Skinny:
“Happy Holidays’ sombre, ambient electronics are more likely to remind you of a budget This Mortal Coil than Slade or Darlene Love, particularly when guests Andrew Howie and Pauline Alexander cry hopelessly over Quiet’s grim, icy tundras. It’s a genuine beauty that they concoct, however; a natural poignancy that lingers long after its throbbing electronics fade…”
And Is This Music?:
“Pride of place, however, goes to Andrew Howie and Pauline Alexander, whose ‘Quiet’ is the ideal soundtrack to a mince pie and sherry for one.”
Thank you to everyone who supported me this year. There’s more music to come in 2016.