The title comes from the last written words of Richard Wagner on the day he died. On February 13, 1883 Wagner wrote, “The process of emancipation of the female only takes place amid ecstatic convulsions. Love-Tragedy.” This was from an essay called On the Feminine within the Human. I instantly fell in love with the last two words of this quote and was moved to write a duet about the tragedy of romantic love.
I’m also so excited to have re-mastered four tracks from the last Brown Trousers album Fairly Well which was released nearly 10 years ago. Richard Morris did an amazing job breathing new life into these songs.