The Greatest City in the World

A song inspired by and written in Edinburgh - shall we take a trip up North?

"This Glass of 16 Year, Told me that I'd find you here..."

Most of the time, I write in my studio in Doncaster. I’ve got everything I need - a piano, a notepad and (if I’m lucky) an idea. I’ve lost count of the number of songs that I’ve written there. It’s my writing home.

On occasion I’m lucky enough to get inspiration and work in some really beautiful places. During this project alone, I’ve written lyrics on the beach in Scarborough and tried out melodies on a piano in Amsterdam Grand Central Station. This song was lucky enough to be born in Edinburgh.

I was up visiting friends who were performing at the Fringe Festival in August and as I was walking through the streets of my favourite place, the idea hit me. It wasn’t my first trip to Edinburgh and I wanted to write a song about how I felt at that particular point.
I was walking with all the people and the memories that had been there with me before in previous years. I could see my friends talking and laughing in whisky bars, soaking up the atmosphere of the great city. I could hear that same old sound that used to sing all summer through.

It was strange. I was surrounded by so many others, but I felt alone. It truly made me realise that places are about people. Edinburgh is beautiful. Its architecture is inspiring and holds a great History. But it is the people there that make it the wonderful place it is, not the buildings themselves. It wouldn’t be the same city without them.

...And that’s what ’These Streets’ is about.
Let me hear the song!

The Story Behind The Song...

With all of the songs in this project, I simultaneously created a 'Vlog' documenting the story of how I wrote the song. This is the story behind 'These Streets'.

So, what do you think?

Now that you've heard the song and got to know what it's all about, I'd love to know what you think! Let's get a discussion going!