This is really embarrassing to admit, but I wrote ‘Newborn’ after reading a book about spiritual enlightenment. The spiritual enlightenment didn’t last long, but I got a song out of it. I was going to sing both vocal parts myself but AJ (Bradford, co-producer) suggested doing it as a duet, which made sense. Laura’s a good friend and an even better musician, so we dragged her in to record it. The song didn’t have the little vocal refrain at the end until after we’d started mixing, so it’s definitely a product of having a little more time to play in the studio.
Artwork by the fabulous Lucy Dyson, be sure to check her out.