WOLF is a 5 track EP, a deep dive into the uncomfortable subject of post natal depression. The Wolf plays the role of the PND and I am akin to Little Red Riding Hood. I am taken over by the Wolf, consumed and destroyed.
After the birth of my 1st child in 2015 I knew I was experiencing PND but never acknowledged it and never sought help. I was diagnosed after the fact. Fast forward 7 years later when I had my 2nd child, I experienced an incredibly traumatic birth, culminating in an emergency C section, which amost claimed my child's life and left me with PTSD. The Wolf really came to get me, and I suffered severe PND. This time I sought help and with that help from many health professionals, medication and family support. was able to recover over time.
Each track covers a different element or experience in my journey of my PND. The tracks run cronologically, so listening to the EP from start to finish will tell the entire story.
Wolf is being recorded in Spain and Argentina, and production team of Hernan Romero who I have worked with many times before as an accompanist and Leandro Zilberberg in Argentina. The songs are in the style of a dark pop, full of melodromatic sounds, using effects to create the scene and tell the story, and layered vocals and harmonies to add more drama.
I record my vocals in my home studio and send them off. All songs are written and the first 4 tracks are finished. We are hopeful that it will be ready to share with the world mid 2023.
I am a big believer in talking about mental health and breaking the stigma that goes along with it. That's why I recorded a podcast with local mental health help group Lifeboat SE, in April 2019 and you can listen to it here. I am also proud to be a community ambassador for the group.
I am so passionate about sharing stories of creative mothers and the intersection of creativity and the mothering role. I do so through my podcast The Art of Being a Mum, which has been released weekly since June 2021. Click here to find out more.
Things Are About To Get Dark
Re told from the moment I experience my first PND symptoms, it is a forboding moment of realisation, it is going to happen all over again.
This track won the Australian Songwriters Association 2021 Exceptional Merit Award in the Rock/Indie Category
My cry, in vain, to the Wolf to let me go, to free me, to free my soul and leave me. And I am left to wonder just how did this happen again, and realising that no one is in full control of themselves.
Pieces of My Pain
I am feeling cautiously ready to get my life back together, I am starting to feel well and I am literally picking up the pieces and beginning the steps recovering my life.
Winner of the 2021 South Australian State Final of the Listen Up Music Songwriters Prize
Ready for Up
I am ready to celebrate the coming out of the fog, I am feeling more like myself, adjusting to life as a new mum.
Please note when listening to these tracks that they have not been mastered,
we are waiting until all 5 tracks are done and then they will be mastered all together.
Photos by Renae Lowe Photography