Today, is release day for THE FUTURE BITES, a day it seemed would never arrive! Strangely although the album was written and recorded before the pandemic, recent world events have made it somehow even more relevant to our times. So on this momentous day (for me at least) I want to send my thanks in advance to all of you who have already bought your physical copies, or listened to the album on streaming services.
I also want to take the opportunity to thank the many people involved in helping me make it. First and foremost my friend and co-producer, the wonderfully gifted David Kosten of Faultline. Also to the fantastic guest performers on the album; Richard Barbieri, Nick Beggs, Adam Holzman, Michael Spearman of Everything Everything, Jason Cooper of The Cure, Wendy Harriott, Bobbie Gordon, Crystal Williams, Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari, Rina Mushonga, Mos Capri, JAKL, Blaine Harrison and Jack Flanagan of Mystery Jets, Guy Protheroe, Fyfe Dangerfield, and of course Sir Elton and my lovely wife and children.
For technical assistance a big thank you to Marco Pasquariello, Mo Hausler, Jake Fields, Bob Ludwig, and Cenzo Townshend. For the incredible art direction I take my hat off to Simon Moore.
I’m also lucky to have a wonderful management and label team behind me, and I thank everyone at Promusic Mangement, Caroline, Arts and Crafts, and all the promotional people around the world. They have lots more work to do of course, as do I, so for now I will just say I hope everyone loves the album as much as I am proud of it.