nsights: The Background
Harking back to the age of the Concept album, most of the songs for INSIGHTS were channelled in one hit . Yasmine explains:
“Pete was pottering in the studio and I was at my keyboard noodling around. Suddenly words, melodies and chords started to come all at once as chunks of formed ideas.
As Pete wandered in and out of the room, I would say listen to this, listen to that. This bit is a chorus. And he would say no, no, it’s obviously a verse. Then I’d say, that bit is a verse and he would say no, no, it’s a chorus. And on it went. He eventually sat down and wrote a bridge to the verse and chorus for 'Always', the second song on the album.
Over time, we took these chunks of song ideas and began to work on their musical infrastructure, their
instrumental and vocal arrangements.
The songs seemed to be individual parts of a central vision. A theme was running through that united them in thought and feeling. The subject matter of all the songs expressed in musical form the values that had underpinned our lives since we met and married.
These songs are not only personal; they contain sentiments which we discovered are archetypal. They
express what many think and feel, but may not have the means or opportunity to articulate.
The Story of Us is the story of a personal and professional odyssey that led us to the realization that our personal and collective Life Experiences are indeed much more than we think we know...”