‘Far From the Light’ is the new single from Scottish Singer/Songwriter David Latto. The song was written in July 2019, before the pandemic arrived, but its central theme of disconnection is one that will resonate with many.
“The lyric was scribbled down while I was sitting in Kirkcaldy Art Gallery reflecting on John Bellany’s painting ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. I was really struggling with a fallow period in my writing and I purposely took myself to the art gallery in the hope that being in presence of other art might help spark some inspiration. Oftentimes this strategy doesn’t really work but this time I relaxed and started writing. The process of songwriting can be compared to fishing in that it takes patience and an openness to chance encounters with the unexpected. Sometimes it’s an old boot, sometimes it’s a beautiful fish. Most of the time it’s something in between.”
The track was recorded and produced at Kalosound, Edinburgh (a production studio run by David) and mastered by Ben Pike at Raretone Mastering, Leeds. David’s previous releases include the 2019 EP ‘Show Me How To Feel’ which was followed by two singles: ‘Santiago’ and ‘Daydreaming’ recorded at home during lockdown 2020.
David has also been selected as Fife’s Artist in Residence for January through Creative Scotland and the Fife Cultural Trust. He will be delivering 4 songs based on conversation with elderly members of the community in Fife.