Photograph by Ron Milsom

In the case of saxophonist, vocalist and composer one could almost flip the sentiment for her latest video to ‘where does she find the time’? In a busy schedule that finds Kim gigging regularly, presenting her radio show, the ‘Big Jazz Hullabaloo’along with drummer and husband Mike, all in addition to guesting with other musicians.

Over the last few years Kim has also been promoting her ‘Brighter Tomorrow’ project, an ever-expanding project giving a big shout out for a brighter future for the arts and all those who work in it. The culmination of all the hard work will see Kim releasing her third album Catching Moments on 4th October. The album includes a highly eclectic selection of original tracks, each one inspired by a specific moment in time and featuring different guest musicians including Antonio Forcione, Liane Carroll, Ray Gelato and Ashley Slater.

‘Ahead of her gig at Ronnie Scott’s Club on 16th June, the saxophonist releases a new composition ‘Where Time Goes’ a stunning acoustic duo track from the forthcoming new album and featuring Kim on tenor saxophone and vocals together with Antonio Forcione on guitar.

Kim composed this highly exposed piece during a time of grief and vulnerability on the first anniversary of the death of her dear Dad in 2022. The track and video reflect the loss of the concept of time during that one year period, as each day passed by in a blur. It also expresses the importance of cherishing those we love with reflection on memories of special times shared together.

Catching up with the saxophonist, I asked Kim to explain in her own words what the inspiration was behind this latest single track and video release. “To be honest, I don’t really know where this track came from”, she replies. “I woke up on the morning of the 1st anniversary of losing my Dad and I honestly couldn’t believe a whole year had passed. It was as if I had been living in a time warp. I felt very emotional, and I needed to express my emotions. So, I headed straight to the keyboard and sang this song! It just happened…maybe a release of all the grief and remembering all the happy memories?”

Continuing Kim adds, “I decided the song also needed a highly reflective video to allow me to express creatively all the emotions behind the track…and I knew just the man for the job! I have been waiting for the right project to work with award-winning film maker Tim Mountain of Evenlode Films in my hometown of Cheltenham. I thought it would be really exciting to collaborate with him on this project and, indeed it was. We created a storyboard, put a plan together and headed to stunning Monknash Beach in South Wales. After a whole day lying on the cold sand, sitting in rock pools and dodging waves, we produced something quite special. I really hope people will feel the emotion and relate to it.”

The composition is something very different from Kim Cypher, reflecting her versatility as a saxophonist, vocalist, composer, lyricist and producer, together with her wide ranging, eclectic musical styles and creative vision.

‘Where Time Goes’ is is the first of two films as part of the collaboration between Kim and Evenlode Films. The second collaborative video is due in August (another original track from Kim’s album) and is a complete contrast with a lively carnival style Latin feel, featuring trombonist Ashley Slater. This will be something to keep an eye out for.

Kim will perform this track live for the first time together with other tracks from the album at her forthcoming return gig at Ronnie Scott’s on Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June. Unsurprisingly the gig is SOLD OUT and is sure to be a very special occasion.

Link to hear the track – https://kimcypherwheretimegoes.hearnow.com/

Video Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnwe0ryAuy4&feature=youtu.be

Credits:

Track composed and produced by Kim Cypher

Audio recorded live at JJLV Audio Production by sound engineer Juanjo Lopez Vidal

Audio re-mix for the video was produced by Tim Mountain

The video creative team and crew:
Director – Tim Mountain of Evenlode Films

Producer – Kim Cypher
Catherine Mountain of Evenlode Films, Sarah Cross of MYVOS for styling, hair and makeup, Ron Milsom for photography and Mike Cypher for continued support throughout the whole project