With the demise of the ship building industry in the north of England in mind I wrote 'The Boat That We Built' as a kind of metaphor for the ending of a significant period in my life. I also thought it would serve as a fitting epilogue/final chapter for the Samsara Sun 'White Soul Black Hearts' album. As it turned out it became the second last song on the album.
'On The Run' was written by my close friend and long time collaborator the late Darren Jones. This beautiful song, in my mind, perfectly encapsulates the feeling of being torn between those we love and the chasm that can exist between the reality of the present and the nostalgia of the past. It is indeed a privelidge to perform this song in Darren's absence.
These songs were recorded and filmed by Emma Johnson at the chapel of St Mary Tory, Bradford on Avon, March 2015.