Part 4 of the ” Cover me in Stardust” covers collection ……”Into the night”
Julee Cruise’s “Floating into the night” is such a delicate and haunting album. This was my favourite song from it. I fell in love with it after Twin Peaks had infiltrated my life and mind. Twin Peaks was also my introduction to the world of David Lynch. These three have influenced my creativity ever since, both sound and vision.
I didn’t have a plan when I set out to record this. I always find that the story and feel of the song, evoke a visual narrative in my head, like a movie. I then try and re-create the emotions and feelings of the ‘film’ in my mind - through sound.
When I write a song on the guitar, it is the feeling that comes first. And the story and ‘film’ come later. So by the time I get to record, the ‘film’ has developed and that leads the way. As you can see, songwriting and recording are very different processes for me. And that is partly why I found the “Cover me in stardust” EP so interesting to do!