‘This Is What I Do’ was written by George and longtime writing partners John Themis, Kevan Frost and Richie Stevens (Soul II Soul, Tina Turner, Culture Club). Richie Stevens produced the record at London’s Cowshed Studios and it was mixed by Dave Bascombe (Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Doves).
The album features collaborations with the legendary producer Youth (Siouxsie & the Banchees, Primal Scream, The Orb, U2, Depeche Mode), as well as a string of stellar guest musicians including DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham (Kitty Daisy & Lewis), Ally McErlaine (Texas / Red Sky July), MC Spee (Dreadzone) and Nizar Al Issa, many of whom will perform as George’s band on his live dates.
“I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced and I think I have achieved it. I was listening to things like ‘Beast Of Burden‘ by The Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the 70’s… I was also writing from a happy place. This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me ‘Bigger Than War‘ sums up the tone.” Says George of ‘This Is What I Do’.
An exclusive Deluxe Edition of ‘This Is What I Do’ will be released on George’s own imprint ‘Very Me’ Records via Kobalt Label Services and will be available in all physical retail, digital download and streaming services from March 25th.
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