"Singularity" is a compilation that represents the end of an era in my music. It covers all of the singles and promos I have released as n-Somnia from 2002 to 2015. As always, this time period includes tracks I made as far back as 1999. All of the tracks are in their usual chronological order from the original mix of "Red Alert" to "The Only Race is 'Human'", followed by the compilation's exclusive track, "Rocketchild (Where Did You Go?)", which is also the sole single from this album.
This compilation is basically an updated version of 2012's "X - The First Decade", which is why that particular compilation is no longer available. Instead of showcasing 10 years of my promo tracks, this one covers 13.
There is another reason the album represents the end of an era. As of now, any future album, single, promo or otherwise, will not have any tracks that have already been released before. In other words, if you're expecting any of my songs from my first release (the "Red Alert" single) up to "Singularity" to be featured on a future compilation or be re-used in a new EP or as a new single's B-side, you won't be finding them. "Singularity" is the last album I will be doing that features any of my music released before 2016. It's time I finished that chapter and turned the page.
As for future releases, everything on them will be new and unheard by you, the public. This includes any songs I may have started before now and never finished. These unfinished tracks do still qualify as older tracks, but because you haven't had a chance to hear them yet, I'll let them away with it this time! If they're good enough for the projects I have in mind for the future, they may be on them. If not, they could end up as B-sides for future singles. There are many different options to choose from. We'll see how it goes when the time comes.
The single from "Singularity" - "Rocketchild (Where Did You Go?)" - was named after a friend of mine that I used to chat to online. I've never met them before as they're from Northern Ireland. Rocketchild was her username when we first started talking. We chatted regularly from about 2001 to 2003, before we mysteriously lost contact for some reason. To this day, I've been seeking my good friend to have a bit of a catch-up. It's been way too long! So if you're out there, Kerry Carson from Lisburn, Northern Ireland, mother of Nathan Carson, flick a message my way. We have so much to talk about!
If you're wondering about the cover art for both the album and single, the photos were taken on the day of my wedding by a professional photographer. If you like what you see, check out Flourish Images. Their photography is awesome!
That's pretty much it for now. But just in case you may have forgotten (due to a lack of blog posts - sorry!), the n-Somnia project will be going into hiatus mode as of right now. "Singularity" is not a farewell release, but a good way to end a chapter in my life. A newer and improved n-Somnia will return in time, but I'm not sure when exactly. In the meantime, I will be focusing on a 5-album project that I've mentioned in the past - The Swede Legacy (or just Swede for short). Here I will be writing and rewriting a bunch of my songs that I wrote (or planned to write) back in high school both with and without Forbes' contribution. It's been well overdue for me to present these songs to the public. So I will be devoting my time towards making that happen. Forbes will help out as often as he possibly can, considering our current hurdles and restrictions, but for most of it, it'll be mainly me. The first album from this upcoming project may take a while to be released, but work towards it should commence in early 2016.
Thanks for stopping by once again. If I don't post another blog before then, have a very merry and safe Christmas on behalf of all of the SDP team!
P.S. My radio show on Christchurch's Plains FM has one more episode on Boxing Day, so make sure you tune in at 9pm local time on that date!