About a year ago I made this song for a Chinese AI project run by record label Make A Dream Records, and I finally thought I’d share now I’ve made a little lyric/karaoke video. It’s on all the usual Spotify, Apple Music etc. The idea behind the project was for me to feed some photos/songs/words/genres/BPM etc into an AI machine in China and see what midi keyboard melodies it came up with, then I took those, played around with them and made it into a full song and production. Was hoping to get out to China to promote it but sadly that didn’t happen. Anyway, it’s called Stick Or Twist and I thought it’s time I shared it, so here we go. Cheers!
Ally has written and recorded a song for a new artificial intelligence project with Chinese record label Make A Dream Records. This is a special experiment jointly created by AI and musicians with 11 bands/artists contributing from both China and overseas. Find out more.
Preview from debut cinematic instrumental album, Soundtracks released on 27 November 2020. Album out now. Click here for listening options.
Excellent review of the first single and preview of the forthcoming album Soundtracks in Scotland’s The Herald newspaper’s Saturday magazine.
Press Release: Ally Kerr to release first single from cinematic instrumental album “Soundtracks” on 23 October 2020
Shimmering, powerful, atmospheric electric guitars meet soaring emotional strings and pounding percussion in The Light Inside – an uplifting slice of cinematic instrumental music for fans of Sigur Rós from “sparkling tunesmith” (Metro) Ally Kerr.
Kerr’s music has amassed millions of streams globally and taken him on tours of Europe and Asia (most recently a second headlining tour in China in 2019) thanks to Netflix exposure and word of mouth.
Now the Scot now embarks on a new adventure – composing emotional, cinematic, orchestral music to compliment his singer songwriter output with the forthcoming release of album “Soundtracks” on 27 November 2020.
Soundtracks is a 10-track album of emotive and evocative cinematic instrumental music inspired by past masters such as Ennio Morricone and John Barry, modern greats like Max Richter and Ólafur Arnalds, as well as post-rock influences such as Sigur Rós.
The song features in episode 28 of Terrace House Tokyo. Listen / watch the promo video for Upgrade Me.
Home features on Ally’s latest album – Upgrade Me. Stream Upgrade Me on your favourite platform.
As Far As I Can See is taken from Ally’s latest album, Upgrade Me.
“Coming from the shadows, never thought I’d get so far”
I wanted to share with you a new promo video and a little bit of background to the song. There’s an old path that led from my parents’ house to primary school with a beautiful view across Glasgow to the hills. I used to stand there daydreaming as a little boy, thinking I was looking out at the whole world. I moved back here a few years ago and this view really affected me and for the first time I looked back, took stock and I wrote this song. Heartfelt thanks to all those talented folks involved in bringing this song to life and to all those I met on the recent China tour. It was the best experience I’ve ever had with music and I hope to return next year. 🙂