I’ve always lived by the water. It’s strange how this affects you. Broughty Ferry is a lovely fishing village just outside of Dundee. It was a magic place to grow up. Being part of the big city meant you weren’t too far from the busy night life as a young adult, but as a kid, Broughty Ferry was just about perfect. I love the sea. It fascinates me and scares me at the same time. I remember going to Campbelltown on holiday when I was young and spending a lot of time at the beach. We then stopped going there and started going to Islay, which meant we had to take a 2 hour ferry journey. I loved the boat ride. I loved the water. I even loved rough crossings, just a total buzz. But it kind of feels like it’s in my blood. When we moved to the Shore from Leith Walk I felt more settle. There was the water again, every morning when I woke, bringing a sense of calm. There is something so peaceful and relaxing about the sea on a still, calm morning. I recently sat on Portobello beach wall at 8am on a Saturday morning and just existed. Completely detached from the world around me. It was almost perfect. It also gave me the title for the Kays album. It feels right. I don’t think I ever want to live too far from the water. It just wouldn’t feel right to me.