Davie Furey’s ‘Haunted Streets’: hopeful and heartfelt

Davie Furey sounds like a songwriter through and through. His pedigree is clear in his latest effort, ‘Haunted Streets’. Where some might fall flat in a Folk-Rock genre steeped in history, Furey shrewdly relies on a classic writing style and some musicianship from guests such as Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Darren Holden (The High Kings) and ELLYD to impressively mark his territory.

Irish Folk-Rock, to the layman, may seem intimidating. Most people tend to think of a slow and trundling ballad sung by a trundling and slow dullard. However, Furey makes this idea completely forgettable, proving that authentic lyrics and emotive music is all that is needed to retain a listener’s attention.

For fans of Mark Knopfler, those who like something a bit more up-tempo, look no further than tracks Fire and Gold and The Final Frontier. And, for those looking for something more familiar, dip in to Secret Life for a warm and comforting lie down. 

I reckon this album would be good for a hangover. Like a robust hug, it’ll keep you company. And, for when the headache gets a bit much and the tears begin to rise, let the beautifully crafted and delicately mixed ‘Haunted Streets’ allow the tear ducts to burst and the emotion run out. Lean in to the sadness with an album that sounds a bit like hope.

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Ruth Brosnan Releases Her New Single ‘Electric Gold’ for the Superheroes of COVID-19

Electric Gold’ is Ruth Brosnan’s newest single after ‘Good Enough’ and ‘Toodle-oo‘, which were released earlier this year.

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Influenced by a mixture of 80s and modern electronic music, ‘Electric Gold’ is a motivational, uplifting single which gives strength to all of us who have endured isolation and poor mental health during our global pandemic, COVID-19.

Electric Gold reminds us, through all this hardship we are not alone and the single gives us hope that soon we will come together again and it will be over. The message of the song is to provide hope and escapism in the uncertain times we face but also to reassure us we can survive this period of social isolation.

“It’s about realizing that we are all our own heroes and will overcome these tough times and emerge together stronger. It is a shot of adrenaline to all of those obeying the rules so far to keep on going and a thank you/acknowledgement to frontline staff.” – Ruth Brosnan

Singer-songwriter Ruth Brosnan is based in Cork, Ireland. She graduated at CIT Cork School of Music in 2018 with a First-Class Honours BA in Popular Music.

Ruth then moved to LA to go on to hone her craft, where she won The Great American Song Contest. Following this success, she then moved back to Ireland where she went on to write and release her debut single ‘Good Enough’.

Electric Gold will be available to stream on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer and Apple Music. You can watch the music video on Vevo/Youtube/Facebook/IGTV.

Written by Francesca Bass

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Embracing her Celtic Roots, Emily Jean Flack Releases the New Sound Of Electro-Folk with EP ‘Throwing Shapes’

Through bridging the traditional sounds of her homeland in Ontario to those of her current home in Limerick, the new EP ‘Throwing Shapes‘ from Emily Jean Flack is perhaps her most accomplished work to date – showcasing her gorgeously pure vocals and the Celtic music she was raised with, whilst injecting cool electronic textures to create a genre-spanning mix that defies expectations and delivers on every level.  Produced by Belfast native Peter Wallace, and mixed by three-time Grammy Award winner David Bottrill, ‘Throwing Shapes’ also features guest performances by two Irish folk stars, whistle and flute player Brian Finnegan from the band Flook and guitarist Marty Barry.

“Although I come from a traditional instrumental folk background, I’ve always listened to so many other styles of music. And my own music has always been more personal, more modern and more contemporary. Being in Ireland is wonderful in the sense that it’s so culturally rich, but there is a ferocity and sense of independence within the music. It’s not cute or quaint. It’s quite raw and organic. Ireland has offered me an environment to openly make the music that moves me”

Harnessing an impeccable musical lineage as the daughter of Denise Flack – a member of the groundbreaking Celtic-pop band Leahy, Emily Jean Flack grew up immersed in traditional Irish music and dance. Emily cites her mother as her main influence and inspiration, with her family experiences being what has given her both an undeniable stage presence and an aptitude for performance. Her first public rendition was at an Irish Ceilidh near Peterborough, Ontario where she sang “Katie” by Mary Black, accompanied by her aunt on piano. Despite this being a small performance, this clearly had a profound effect of her maturing musically at an early age, and she had been quoted as saying that this moment felt in some small way that she was following in her mother’s footsteps. Her love of ceilidhs and festivals meant that her eventually uprooting to Ireland was a transition was one that was both effortless and empowering.

Through honing her craft while studying for a Masters in Traditional Music at the University of Limerick, vocalist, songwriter, musician and dancer Emily has spent her life surrounded by music and musicians, but has always harnessed a keenness to express her influences in a way which was entirely her own. Despite the dynamic and joyous feel to her music, there is an inherent degree of heartbreak behind the veil, which emotionally, allows the tracks to feel more wholesome and real. With the spirit of the Emerald Isle permeating her material, Emily also incorporates jazz, pop and Americana influences to create a sound that she describes as progressive folk. Lyrically, the concept of love is explored in all its various forms, with all of her songs coming from a degree of personal experience – Love is hard, love is beautiful, love is worth the fight.

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