A DUNFERMLINE musician and songwriter is set to release new music.

Stoo Bell, who records under the name GoldFinch, will be releasing his new Extended Play (EP), Fragile Things, later this month.

He said: "I know that some of what I explore in the songs can be challenging, but the melodies and delivery of these songs are deliberately designed to provide a counterbalance to the darker themes. I wanted to create an atmosphere that was peaceful and calming, even as I delved into topics that can be heavy and emotional.

"I want listeners to find hope and encouragement in the music and to come away with a sense of optimism and possibility."

The new tracks will feature contributions from artists from as far away as Las Vegas, New Jersey, Sydney, and Melbourne.

He continued: "GoldFinch represents the idea of finding beauty and resilience in the midst of life's challenges.

"I wanted to create a distinct identity that would capture the essence of what I'm trying to express, and I believe it perfectly fits with the themes of the EP and the music I've been producing recently."

The different contributions from artists all over the world was made possible by remote collaborations, giving the EP diverse voices.

"I'm incredibly lucky to have been able to make connections and friendships that have both inspired and encouraged me," Stoo added.

"I have also been able to join forces with amazing musicians that I would never have had the chance to work with otherwise."

Fragile Things is heavily influenced by folk and acoustic music.

One track, Seven Strings, really explores the fragility of life and the importance of preservation. The whole album's focus is honest and heartfelt lyrics delivered with sensitively played accompaniment, and Seven Strings is the perfect example of this.

To celebrate the release of his new EP, Stoo will be holding a virtual listening party for his fans where he will be discussing his inspiration for each song.

For more information and updates on GoldFinch, visit facebook.com/goldfinchsongs or instagram.com/goldfinch_songs.