Before Upon Ayr was Upon Ayr in my head I was going to call my album ‘Darkness Is Just Distance Dimmed’. I wanted to try and capture the sentiment that darkness (literal and metaphorical darkness) is nothing to be afraid of. Turning darkness into a kind of mathematical/scientific problem by saying it’s just distance (space) dimmed (with the light turned down)…
Anyway it started getting hard to explain the meaning of the title to friends and it was a bit of a mouthful, I was looking for something simpler hence: Upon Ayr.
I still loved the term though so I wrote this song while writing songs for the album. I demoed it and for what ever reason it didn’t tread water like the rest so was left behind. But I still like it. XoB
Darkness Is Just Distance Dimmed is an unreleased song from the Upon Ayr demo sessions.