Published Sep 14, 2011Doves are currently taking a break following their recent Best Of compilation, but that hasn't stopped singer/multi-instrumentalist Jimi Goodwin from writing new music. In fact, he is currently hard at work on his debut solo LP and has recruited Elbow's Guy Garvey to help him out.
"I'm loathe to call it a solo record but it probably is," he told BBC 6 Music. "It's shaping up to be like a mad mixtape, no pause for breath, no gaps between songs, going from 140BPM carnival-style freak-out to a folk track then hitting a hip-hop-esque beat."
As for his collaboration with the Elbow frontman, Goodwin explained that two have co-written songs for the project.
"Me and Garvey have always threatened to write together and we finally got a chance to do that in the summer at Real World Studios," Goodwin revealed. "I came down for a weekend and we finally got round to touching on a couple of tracks that we'd sent each other. We made progress on a couple of songs that will almost definitely make this record, whatever it is I am making."
This solo record isn't all that Goodwin has in the pipeline, since he's also trying his hand at writing his own movie score.
"I've been writing this music for a film called Bird Effect," he said. "It's about raising awareness for the plight of a lot of birds in the world."
Read more about the Ceri Levy-directed documentary here.
There's no word as to when either of Goodwin's new projects will arrive, but rest assured that we'll be hearing more from the Doves singer soon, with or without his bandmates. Listen to the entire BBC interview below.