Album Focus: Dewayne Everettsmith

18 August 2014 | 1:51 pm | Staff Writer

"The album represents a life of ups and downs, trials and tribulations"

Album title: Surrender

Where did the title of your new album come from? Surrender is the title track. The album represents a life of ups and downs, trials and tribulations. At some point we surrender to our surroundings and circumstances. Surrendering is not always a bad thing.

How many releases do you have now? I have released EPs and have songs on compilation albums but Surrender is my debut album.

How long did it take to write/record? Recording Surrender took three-four years. I wanted an album that was timeless and an album that you could listen to from beginning to end. That takes time and effort. I’m happy with the outcome.

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Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? It was really inspiring to work with a variety of really talented musicians who offered new and different ideas for the album. You need to be open to those ideas to create a great album.

What’s your favourite song on it? I go through stages of which one I like depending on how I’m feeling. O.v.e.r.d.u.e is my favourite right now.

Will you do anything differently next time? I don’t know, I think that will be dictated by the songs we choose for the next album. Their presence will create the future direction.