The golden-voiced Fanning describes his new single ‘Abandoned’ as being based on…
“…the sense that there’s this other tier of society, whose actions have a huge impact on the rest of us, but who behave with complete recklessness and without consequences. I suppose the song is written from the point of view of someone who’s feeling those consequences.”
The striking video comes courtesy of Grant and Adam Conversano.
Last week, with a tasty voucher for Golden Discs worth 25 big ones (Euros) on offer, I asked YOU to name a favourite song from the years 2010-2019 (this was mine.
You answered in your tens appropriately.
But there could be only one winner:
Myth by Beach House
While there’s loads of brilliant songs, particularly from the first half of the decade, I would have to say the objectively correct answer is Beach House – Myth. It’s the kind of song where you can fall in love with someone on the drive home.
I Can’t Give Everything Away By David Bowie
What a beautiful and sad way to say goodbye to the world. Ends the album and his life story beautifully
Heart Is A Drum by Beck
Rosette of Sirius writes:
Midway thru the decade, Beck released what I believe to be his magnum opus. I am of course referring to Morning Phase. On that album, a track called Heart is a Drum stood out to me. As a track, it’s tight yet airy and warm. It’s melodic and has wonderful rhythm. It’s harmonies are syrupy and with its mellow but distinctive stringed bass, it’s a track (and album) I can’t stop playing. It’s also a piece of music imo that was made for vinyl. Or vice versa…Love it.
Director Riley Blakeway’s interpretation of Kodaline frontman Steve Garrigan’s lyrics focuses on a young couple (played by Teresa Oman and Nick Mahady ) in a blossoming relationship.
‘…they’d always planned a trip to Morocco together, but his tragic death meant that it was an ambition that they couldn’t fulfill. She later decides to complete the journey alone. It’s a bittersweet experience: it’s the trip of a lifetime and a fitting way to say goodbye, but his absence is heartbreaking.’
Galway singer/songwriter Tracy Bruen (top) has written an uplifting ode to the new Ireland.
“Dream Away is an anthem for love. Inspired by the feminist marches and protests for the rights of minorities across the island of Ireland, the song speaks to all in our society who have been marginalised and oppressed by a system which has left them in the cold.
“The song is a call for inclusion, solidarity and love. It appeals to the power of people to heal through kindness and effect change for all together.”
The video was shot by AMW Visual, on location in Galway and features many well known Galweigans, members of Tracy’s own family, her bandmates and closest friends.
Dublin Vinyl – Ireland’s ‘state-of-the-art and only record pressing plant’ – have launched The Record Hub, “an online record store designed to help music lovers new and old discover the joy of vinyl.
Hugh Scully writes:
A timely move, the launch of The Record Hub sees the vinyl revival in full rotation, with records set to outsell CDs for the first time since 1986 and global sales of vinyl the highest they’ve been in 30 years.
In Ireland alone, the past few years alone have seen huge growth, with vinyl record sales worth just €500,000 in 2014 and this year they are on target to hit over €5 million.
The Record Hub is the essential vinyl-only online store, promising to be ‘everyone’s local record shop’ and will sell everything from catalogue classics to forgotten gems, new releases, exclusives and accessories.
Free shipping is offered on all orders over €35.
Through its website, The Record Hub will offer advice and guidance on everything from album reviews to setting up a turntable and choosing the best speakers….