Love Your Locals

 

Brief

          StageiT and Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival commissioned me to write a song based on the life of a pre-selected care home resident from within the local community.

Response

          Prior to starting the song, I spoke with the local care home resident to ask him about his life. It quickly became apparent that he had travelled a lot throughout his life, experiencing a variety of cultures and meeting numerous notable people. From here, the title 'Vagabond' felt perfect, and the song's chorus followed. 

            I created a demo to show the project coordinators, and then recorded the track in a local studio with their producer. The final track should be released within the next few months.