Jem checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@jem) on Thursday (October 2), following last month’s release of her second album ‘Down to Earth’. The Welsh singer songwriter tells readers:
The music industry has changed so much since my last record, it’s like I’ve been away 500 years! There definitely seems to be a lot more worries in today’s climate of shrinking sales etc. It’s important to understand what’s going on, but I have to say, it’s not something I’ve allowed trouble me in the past, and I don’t feel the need to worry about it now. ‘A la’ a lot of my lyrics, I know the best of us comes when we’re happy, light, and inspired and that’s where I like to keep my mind focused. The truth is, the people who matter the most are YOU. The people who consume the music, buy cds / records / downloads, love them, sing-a-long in cars, on walks, at work and at home (I do!), who go on the internet and spread the word etc. You are powerful, which is wicked! So I just wanted to tell you, I made this album for me and for you, and I’m very happy you’re out there.
On this note, I’d like to apologize to everyone outside of the US as you might have noticed the album has not been released at the same time. It has been slightly delayed which was not intended and is not ideal but it’s out of my hands (politics again, yawn… I probably shouldn’t have called it my ‘Empire Strikes Back’ from the beginning, that’s dark sh** man..!)
It won’t be long now though and I will post the date the minute I know. We have a great partner overseas so it’s all gonna be superduper. It is a lovely package so I’m glad you’ll get to see it soon too!