How I Compiled My Debut Album Bittersweet

My debut album Bittersweet was released in September of 2018. On it are featured an array of songs that I had been hoarding for the past five or so years.

What took me so long to compile this album you may ask? Well life has a habit of getting in the way when you least expect it. The bulk of my songs were written whilst I was living in Mitcham, London between 2016 and 2017.

I’ve always found London to be very inspiring. There’s just so much going on there and you really have to run to keep up. That kind of energy either makes you or breaks you. In my case I like to think that it accomplished the former.

A few of the songs were written in Basingstoke, that’s right in good ol Hampshire. Having been born in the city (Harare) and having grown up not too far from there (Ashford, Surrey) I’ve always been a city boy but I’d be lying if I said I don’t have a soft spot for the countryside.

Whilst the madness that is London might have sparked a lot of the ideas that make up Bittersweet, Basingstoke allowed them to take shape and solidify into something releasable.

Aesop Rock – Cat Food [EP Review]

Aesop Rock Catfood EP Artwork
Aesop Rock Catfood EP Artwork

Cat Food, the title track perfectly encapsulates in essence; Aesop Rock, an artist who is both ceaseless and masterful in his artistry.

As cryptic as ever with regards to his lyricism, the Hip Hop veteran delivers a mature and polished performance.

Bug Zapper is the more relaxed of the two songs, at least by Aesop Rock’s standards. The last two songs are instrumental versions of the first two.

In summary, ‘Cat Food’ is a short but sweet offering, something to keep Aesop Rock fans occupied, at least until his next album.