My youngest niece has just celebrated her first birthday, which means it has been a year since the launch of E's most recent musical creation, A Year of Perfect Days. Isn't that a great title? The CD liner notes are set out like a calendar and there are 12 tracks, one for every month.
Just after the album was launched E was interviewed in dozens of papers and magazines. It was so exciting! I like what she told the interviewer of Beat Magazine:
I often think about this definition of perfection. It's not about golden eggs or things turning out just so. That's not perfection, that's just good news. Perfection is when life happens; the good and the bad of it, the quiet and the vulgar. And you are there, alive and awake for all of it.The album is called A Year of Perfect Days, the songs are about a particular time or a particular moment in your life, and that gets captured in the melody and the rhythm and all of those things. It's not like they're all happy, uplifting numbers, it's just a collection of 12 songs that hopefully capture different moments, and they're perfect because they are what they are.