Space Cadet

I have teamed up with Robyn Steward, international speaker and autism consultant, to release a single to celebrate world autism awareness day.

Together we are known as ARRAY.

Available from all good digital outlets from April 2nd the single “Space Cadet” tells the story of a bullied dalek who grows breasts, becomes good and flies off to save the world.

What makes the project unique is that both Robyn and I have been diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome.

I notice a lot of people who have autistic traits working in the music industry. They are often in supporting roles, helping other artists. They may not always be willing to take to the limelight to entertain us, but autistic people can be incredibly innovative. Take Robyn and myself as an example. We aren’t really interested in following the mainstream and we are planning to do an album where we draw on all sorts of influences, from places you wouldn’t really expect, it’s going to be fun.

This double A side is taken from our forthcoming album and features two very different versions of the song. One darker and more melancholic, the other a trip hop – hip pop rendition with a quirky animé vocal influenced by Japanese vocaloid artist Hatsune Miku.

The single (released on Delektra will be available from iTunes and other digital outlets from April 2nd, 2013.

See you on the other side of the looking glass,

Anurajyati (be in love!)

Mark Ty-Wharton