With each track being recorded fast, live, using one vintage mic, and one vintage amp, Greenall says, “Most of this record is one take, from all of the guys who helped me get there... New Orleans legend David Shirley on drums and the weird and wonderful Colin Stetson also really brought the heat to the table.”
“My love of Blues has always been there, before I even knew what it was. Records by John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker and Chuck Berry really spoke to me. For two springs, in 2015 and 2016, I immersed myself in the blues, scouring record stores whilst on tour to inspire and educate myself… to do something raw, rough, and live, a record that just was, for its own sake. You'd think that writing blues was easy - but it isn't ... It's easy to copy, sure, and to cover, definitely, but to write original blues that is more than just a photocopy of the past actually turned out to be equally challenging and natural... .”
The album artwork and packaging have been designed by Sven (Editor of legendary skate mag Lodown Magazine, Berlin) and Sacha at Brand New History, with photography and film captured and directed by long-term Fink collaborators Tommy N Lance.
Fink has also launched Fink’s Sunday Night Blues Club Playlist. The playlist is a collection of Blues tracks curated by Fin Greenall, featuring the single “Boneyard” and now ”Keep Myself Alone Now”.