Paul here. I'm contacting everybody on the database to fill you all in on what I've been up to and what's happening in the near future. A really big thank you for your continuing support. I hope it's been worthwhile as there are quite a few releases coming up.
I've been busy in the studio and have 7 finished songs for my next project, and a whole pile of unrecorded songs which are being demo'd as I write this. The songs are for my upcoming solo project and I will keep you all informed of further details as things become more concrete with this over the next few months. Chad has also been down to the studio recently, doing the odd day playing various instruments - even drums!
On top of the solo stuff I am working with the guys from Parlophone on a Mansun 'Best Of...' CD which we are aiming to bring out in the spring. I hope to have some of my liner notes in there as well somewhere! We are also working on a DVD, which will form part of a "Special Edition" version of the album. This will include all the videos and some extra stuff too. We're currently sifting thru acres of tapes that we've accumulated over the years.
In addition to the above projects, you may already know that I've been working with ex-Skunk Anansie vocalist Skin on her forthcoming album 'Fake Chemical State'. The download only single 'Alone In My Room' (my first post-Mansun material) is a collaboration written and produced by myself and Skin and is available to download at iTunes now. The video for the single can also be viewed online through Skin's website.
'Alone in my Room'
Written and produced by Paul Draper and Skin
Vocals - Skin
Guitars and Bass - Paul Draper
Drums - Wayne Riches
The single is playlisted on XFM and you can request and vote for it on Music Response. The video can also be seen on Kerrang TV. Further songs I've written with Skin will be released in the new year and I'll keep you posted via the database when they're available. Skin will be playing some of the new songs we wrote together on her forthcoming UK tour (dates on the website - sorry London's sold out!).
So once again a big thanks for your continuing support and interest in the music and I'll be in touch as soon as there is more info!
Oh Paul, how I've missed you!!! Are you guys as excited as I am?