Pop! Goes the People [Remastered - 10th Anniversary Edition] by Myheadisaballoon
“Pop! Goes the People” was originally written and recorded in 2008, although a ‘condensed version’ of the album did not see the light of day until much later, in 2012. (Due to reasons I won’t bore folks with)
This year sees its ten year anniversary, so I decided to pull the old ten track version, restore it to its original sixteen track running order and have the whole album remastered. For me it’s been given a new lease of life and I’ve enjoyed rediscovering these songs, which serve as an audio-diary of a time in my life that I won’t soon forget.
The album and tracks therein hold a special sentimental significance. These songs are among the first pieces of music I wrote/recorded after finally being free of an addiction that had plagued me for many years. As such it is an album of heartfelt and honest themes. Anxiety, society and escapism, in one form or another. The songs are introspective and autobiographical, centring around a theme of letting go of old ways and trying to face up to and overcome my personal demons; starting over, learning to appreciate the little things in life.
So here it is, the full sixteen track version in its original running order with a fresh new sound and artwork. I hope the music will be enjoyed by both those who heard it first time around and new listeners alike.