Gitta De Ridder: For Everything a Season
Self Released – 2017/18
The talented Gitta De Ridder has announced a new album called For Everything a Season. It’s all in the title as they say – although the full album is not due for release until March next year she is currently releasing an EP for each season which will make up the new album. The special boxset is available to subscribers only (details below).
For the boxset, Spring has already been released, and Summer is due for release in August.
You can subscribe to receive the entire boxset via her website here: https://www.gittaderidder.com/foreverythingaseason
Watch her latest teaser video below for the Summer release and read about the project below in Gitta’s own words:
Gitta De Ridder on For Everything a Season
The songs on For Everything a Season are about our journey and experiences through life and relationships. For each season a three-track EP, reflecting specific seasonal-themes, are all collected together into a pretty silver-lined boxset-box. The first SPRING EP, along with the collections box, was sent out exclusively to subscribers in April 2017 and the final and full release (Digital and Vinyl) will be released to the “outside world” at the end of March 2018.
To subscribe and jump on board of the ‘For Everything a Season – journey’ or to pre-order the Vinyl / get some other goodies such as a Calendar / album-launch tickets / visit the web-store at https://www.gittaderidder.com/foreverythingaseason
Some of the songs I wrote specifically for this album such as ‘Here’s the Plan’, others were already there and gave the album it’s initial direction such as ‘All is Love’. Both feature on the SUMMER EP which was written for my sister and her Husband’s wedding in the summer of ’16. With the writing and demoing between my London home, my Dutch home, the English country-side and the Dutch country-side it reflects a little bit of it all and much of my personal and relational explorations through the last 1.5 year of my life.
Recording the album in a lovely Suffolk country cottage along the river Deben with my friend and musical inspiration ‘Stephen Hodd’ was a bit of a dream come true for me and something I’d wanted to do for a long time. Some additional instruments were recorded later on in the recording process such as the bass, percussion and string elements. But as with ‘Feathers’, my first album, we mainly worked around an initial live-take of each song with me playing the guitar and singing, then building on that. I’m also very excited to at times feature Stephen’s singing and guitar playing on this record.
Though I’ve tried to keep the themes of the songs quite universal some of the songs are also hugely personal. As humans, we understand other peoples experiences, and through sharing these, we often benefit from that feeling of being understood and supported – what better way to share this than through music. If I have any hopes for this album, it would be just that… For it to fly out and find some people who feel supported by the words somehow, or feel inspired, or for it to just simply bring a good musical-friend to someone’s life.
Further boxset-ep-release dates:
AUTUMN – October 2017
WINTER – January 2018
Album in its entirety / Vinyl and Digital release – 30th of March 2018
Completing the box a 5th disc with the full album, booklet + bonus track will be sent to boxset-subscribers a little while before the official release date.
Find Out more here: https://www.gittaderidder.com/foreverythingaseason