Tuesday 24 April 2018

Morcheeba chose more upbeat sound

Morcheeba have a new album out
Morcheeba have a new album out

Morcheeba star Ross Godfrey has admitted he wasn't as keen on some of the tracks on the band's new album as he is on others - because he had less influence on the record than he usually does.

The British band, who formed in 1995, released their eighth album, Head Up High, in October.

Ross's brother Paul, who is also in the three-piece band, produced the record this time and Ross said that his decision to give the record a more upbeat sound was "a nice change".

He said: "There are some great tracks on the album, some I don't like so much, but I'm happy."

Asked why he didn't like certain tracks, he said: "It was a shared collaboration between all three of us, and my brother (Paul) took the reins as a producer this time, choosing track-listing and doing all the mixing.

"I had less influence over how this record sounds than I normally do, because I was in the middle of moving back to London from Los Angeles, and six months ago I had a baby daughter, so I had a lot on my plate.

"It was good to be able to let Paul and (singer) Skye (Edwards) share the load. It's very refreshing, taking it easy."

He added: "It wasn't difficult to hand things over to him (Paul) because he had such a clear idea of what he wanted to do."

Ross said that he "missed the British weather" while living in LA.

"I'd been in LA for five or six years doing music for films and things, and I'd just got my green card to stay there. But then suddenly, once I had it, I realised I didn't want it.

"The UK is an amazing place... I miss the sense of humour in the UK, the genuine people, and figured that the US wasn't in my long-term plans... I didn't want my children to grow up in America. I sent back my green card with note saying 'Thanks but no thanks'."

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