New Concept Album - The Journey Within
Many of us have friends or family members battling with mental health issues. A full length, concept album, called "The Journey Within" is planned with the central character trapped inside their own mind, dealing with their feelings of persecution, stress and inability to know what is real and imaginary. In their attempts to escape from themselves, they take a fantastic journey within. This takes the form of an “Alice In Wonderland” like trip. In this dream world, they encounter characters with links to the real world, which might be familiar to some prog rock fans. For example, we will meet a “Spriggan” and a “Stuckfish”. Some characters will prove helpful and some won't.
Elaine has been researching mental health conditions and reading autobiographies of suffers, who describe their difficult journey from the inside and how they managed to eventually recover. It is hoped that those suffering with or caring for someone suffering with, mental health issues might both enjoy as well as find some comfort and useful insight from listening to “The Journey Within”.
The songs for this album are being written in the sequence of the story and it can be followed, as it unfolds. Follow the story as it unfolds here...