New video ‘Waiting For The Light’

Single number 9 from my ’12 Songs’ project is out this Friday 12 February. Here’s the video for ‘Waiting For The Light’. Like the other songs in this project, I wrote it during the first lockdown in April 2020.

Sencillo numero 9 de mi proyecto ’12 Canciones’ sale este viernes el 12 de febrero. Aquí tienes el videoclip para ‘Waiting For The Light’ (Esperando La Luz). Como otras canciones en este proyecto, la escribí durante el primer confinamiento en abril de 2020.


Video for new single ‘Sign’

‘Sign’ is the eighth Distance Of Hope single from the ‘12 Songs’ project and came out on all streaming platforms today 12 January 2021. It’s about looking for something you may never find.

Watch the video for ‘Sign’.

‘Sign’ (Señal) es la octava canción del proyecto ’12 Canciones’ y salió en todas las plataformas de streaming hoy el 12 de enero de 2021. La letra es sobre buscando algo que tal vez no encontrarás.

Mira el videoclip para ‘Sign’.

New single ‘Heels’ out today!

‘Heels’ is the third single from my ’12 Songs’ project where I’m releasing a new song at 12pm on the 12th of every month for 12 months. Watch the video below.

‘Heels’ (Tacones) es el tercer sencillo de mi proyecto ’12 Canciones’ cuando lanzo una nueva canción y videoclip a las 12H del 12 del mes para 12 meses. Mira el videoclip abajo.

This Is How And Where We Collide

Got the idea for this song after seeing a couple arguing in a bar and witnessing a car crash later that night. Never knew if it was the same people but got the title from that situation.

This is the second single from my ’12 Songs’ project where I’m releasing a new song at 12pm on the 12th of every month for 12 months. The first single was called ‘Lisbon’.

One of the things I love about this ’12 Songs’ project is that every song is whole in itself. it isn’t part of a cohesive sound of an album and as a result, every song has a completely different style. This song is more indie/pop, whereas the first one ‘Lisbon’ was more chill out, ambient pop.

Written, recorded. and produced by Jason Newton at Viper Studios, Almeria, Spain.
Mastered by Herman Primus.

Release date 12 July 2020.

Esta canción se llama ‘This Is How And Where We Collide’ (Esto Es Como Y Dónde Cochamos). Pensé del titulo de esta canción después de ver a una pareja discutiendo en un bar y luego viendo un accidente de coche la misma noche. No sabía nunca si fueron las mismas personas.

Esto es el segundo single de mi proyecto ’12 Canciones’ cuando lanzo una canción a las 12H del 12 de cada mes para 12 meses. El primer single era ‘Lisbon’.

Lo que me encanta de este proyecto ’12 Canciones’ es que cada canción es independiente con una identidad especifica y no una parte de un sonido cohesivo de un álbum. Cada canción tiene su propio estilo. Esta canción es más indie pop, mientras la primera ‘Lisbon’ era más chillout y tranquila.

Escrito, grabado y producido por Jason Newton en Viper Studios, Almería, España. Masterizado por Herman Primus.

Fecha de lanzamiento – el 12 de julio 2020.

12 Songs

We’ve entered Phase 3 and lockdown is now easing in Spain, although to be honest I still feel a bit nervous leaving the little village where I live. Having said that, however terrible the pandemic has been, lockdown has fortunately enabled me to write and record a lot of new material in my home studio and as a result, I’ve been thinking of changing the ‘traditional’ process of releasing 2 or 3 singles to then release an album. I want to do something different (for me at least) this time.

So I’ve decided to release a new song and accompanying video at 12pm (midday) on the 12th of every month for the next 12 months.

Although I’m used to writing and recording music, I’m still very new to filming and making music videos, however it will be a challenge and I think it could be fun. I’ve done 2 videos so far for ‘Leaving Berlin’ from my last album (watch it here) and ‘Lisbon’ for this ’12 Songs’ project and I’ve really enjoyed it.

Another reason for the ’12 Songs’ project is that some of the songs I’ve written have been quite different in style to what I’d normally write

The new project is still under the band name of Distance Of Hope which is unusual as for the last 20 years whenever I’ve put out a new set of songs, I’ve always changed the name of the project/band. Again, this time I wanted to do something different and keep the same name. Although some of the songs are a natural evolution of the Distance Of Hope sound, others are in a completely different style which has been hugely liberating and hugely enjoyable to write and record.

So there you go, I’ve made a commitment. Stranger things have happened.

The first of the 12 songs with accompanying video is ‘Lisbon’ and it will be released at 12pm this Friday 12 June.

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Image credit Bauhaus Scene (Lis Beyer or Ise Gropius in a tubular steel chair by Marcel Breuer), photo: Erich Consemüller, 1926