I can’t believe that another year has flown by…and still no CD release.
3 Days ago, I was officially and legally released from my recording contract with HMG, a FREE woman again lol! Does this mean that you get to hear the record I spent the past 2,5 years working on? That I don’t know. I receive many questions on a daily basis from you asking when, why, where etc…the CD can be found, so I will take this opp to briefly answer that question that drives a rusty nail a little farther into my heart each time I get it.
Basically my (now ex) label, HMG, promised to deliver certain obligations contractually a little over 9 months ago when we 1st sealed the deal. Unfortunately, for ALL of us, that never happened AND the label went bang! So no money, no marketing, no CD release!
Saddest of all, the record is and has been ready since July. Produced, mixed, mastered (by some of the industry’s best), with me there EVERY no te of the way. That product of love n pain is now just laying on a shelf somewhere in London, collecting dust. There is NOTHING I can do other than accept my fate and move forward. The masters belong to HMG, this means that I do not own the specific recorded versions of the DarkLight CD. I DO however own the songs!!
This is the good news my friends. My immediate plan is to start (ASAP) re-recording some of these songs and to throw in a few new ones along the way! Erik and I have already begun working and experimenting on a few trax which we’ll be recording, producing and mixing in our home studio, by ourselves!
I CAN promise you this…before very long, the 1st completed track WILL be available for you ON LINE, released by ME!!
This entire process has been for a very specific reason, a disguised blessing! I am extremely excited about the NEW Dilana trax coming your way soon!
I hope that this has made things clearer to you. Underst and, I am as frustrated as you are. For me it is (was) like losing a baby that I had given birth to n nurtured for the past few years. In Buddhism it is believed that there cannot be life without death! Like the phoenix, I shall rise AGAIN! This is the 3rd rec deal that has gone sour on my ass and I simply REFUSE to give in to the vultures of this industry….
THANK YOU all for still sticking by me. Your support and love is what keeps my fire burning.
From an early, dark and cold Swedish Christmas morning…