Were you a fan of Delirious? Ever wondered what some of them have done since the band went their separate ways? Former lead guitarist Stu G, as well as being part of the One Sonic Society, is looking to release an Independent EP called Of Burdens, Birds and Stars.
Stu G spoke to louderthanthemusic.com about his EP:
Tell us a little bit about your new solo EP ‘Of Burdens, Birds and Stars’ and what the inspiration behind it was?
Well… There are six songs and all have been written in the last 4 years or so in my time of transition and figuring out what’s next now that delirious? has ended. These are story songs or what i call “therapy” songs. I didn’t keep a diary in that time but I did write these songs. I didn’t think that I would ever record them but as time went on I realized that they had life to them.
So the things I’ve been struggling with and figuring out, well, maybe others are doing that too and maybe these can help people on their journeys. There’s songs about relationship breakdowns, there’s a love song, a prayer song for a friend whose marriage ended, a song about my daughter spreading her wings and leaving home and a song about the fact that we don’t have to do life on our own.
Rather than sign with a record label, you’re using a Pledge Music campaign to fund the EP independently – tell us about that decision.
Ha that’s partly an insecure decision, I didn’t think a label here would be interested. It’s also partly that the industry is changing shape and with so many people using a “direct to fan” approach I am excited about that and as Derek Webb (Noisetrade founder) told me it’s a chance to involve friends and followers and build the “stu g tribe”.
I don’t have access to the Delirious? database so my followers and likers are quite dispersed. I see this as starting again and gathering the people that want to be a part of something new with Stu g.
Read the rest of the interview over at louderthanthemusic.com
You can pledge towards the EP at pledgemusic.com/projects/stug (its looking like there may be a few extra treats for people who do get involved)
Listen to a demo version of King of The Stars.
Based on King of The Stars, The Sofa is looking forward to the rest of the EP