Renowned Author Neil Gaiman Debuts Music Album with FourPlay String Quartet

Neil Gaiman, a renowned international author, has recently released his debut music album titled ‘Signs of Life’ in collaboration with Australian indie band FourPlay String Quartet. Apart from writing prose and poetry, Gaiman has also lent his vocals to some of the tracks in the album.

In an interview with NPR, Gaiman expressed his joy at having the opportunity to work with FourPlay, stating that they were able to experiment and explore various styles of music.

He spoke about how he had written a silly song about a heartbroken vampire called ‘Bloody Sunrise’ and the challenges he faced while writing it. He also mentioned that the album features a song called ‘Clock’, where he reads Shakespeare’s Sonnet 12 accompanied by FourPlay’s music.

Interestingly, this is not the first time Gaiman and FourPlay have collaborated on a project. They had previously worked together in 2010, where Gaiman had read from his novella ‘The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains’ with the band at the Sydney Opera House.

In the same interview, Gaiman shared that this was just the beginning of his musical endeavors, hinting that the second season of the ‘Good Omens’ TV series would feature songs and music as well. The series is an adaptation of Gaiman’s novel of the same name, co-written with Terry Pratchett.

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