About 'The Difficult Second'
Update 19th April 2021:
Due out this summer, the album tracks are soon (29/4/21) to have temporary drum samples replaced with real drums, once again from the fearless Sharon Petrover, and vocals added by the gorgeous tones of Yael Shotts (from 17/5/21).
For this album, Fearful Symmetry co-creator, (and beloved cousin) Jeremy Shotts has generously stepped back to allow Suzi to develop the ideas in progress prior to 'Louder Than Words', to get them 'out of her system'. Nevertheless, Jeremy has contributed lyrics to an epic (15 minute!) track, ‘Warlords’, and continues to provide enthusiastic support, promotion, and his approval for the music as it emerges.
This second album carries the DNA, the philosophies of the first, the crossover of musical sub-genres, but without Jeremy’s eloquent lyricism.
Overall, though, the sound will still be recognisable as Fearful Symmetry, especially with the return of Sharon on drums, and Yael adding her beautiful voice to 8 of the 10 tracks.
Suzi: "I’m so grateful to Jeremy, as without our fearsome synergy, which fired us up to create Fearful Symmetry and ‘Louder Than Words’, I doubt if we would have released anything half as good working on our own." We'll have to see how our friends and followers respond : )
Featuring on 'The Difficult Second'...
Suzi James - guitars, bass, keyboards, mandolin, oud, e-violin, percussion - backing vocals.
Yael Shotts - vocals and vocal arrangements.
Sharon Petrover - drums.
All words, music, arrangements by Suzi with Jeremy contributing to the lyrics of 'Warlords'.
Huge thanks to Jon Farley of Checking For Echo Project, for his help in mixing and mastering the tracks.
Please check out his superb album 'Life & Other Short Stories: Vol1' at