Andrew’s alias for this and other records is SIASA, or Songs in a Scottish Accent. This is his most accomplished recording so far, I think, thanks to the guiding hand of Gerry Callaghan (producer of my In Another Life and Ten Objects). I played some guitars, keyboards and bass parts and also some backing vocals. This track has all these to a good folk-rockin’ tune and some philosophical lyrics. The sessions for these songs were very enjoyable due to Gerry’s quick-moving ‘You want what? OK let’s try it right now and see if it works!’ attitude.
The tracks are a mix of dry humour and honest emotion, reflecting the fact they were written during a tricky patch in my life pre-lockdown. The humour’s never far away though!
I usually contribute the proceeds of sales to Fife Women’s Aid, but given the ongoing crisis they’ll go to the Disasters Emergency Relief Committee via the Red Cross.
You can donate/buy the EP here: https://andrewfergusonassiasa.bandcamp.com/album/i-still-believe