Damien Dempsey - Soulsun (CD)
Seventeen years into an astonishing career, Damien Dempsey releases his seventh studio album, his most exciting work to date, Soulsun.
The lead single and opening title track gets straight to the point. Soulsun is accompanied by a colourful and life-affirming video directed by legendary rock photographer Steve Gullick, who has shot iconic images of Nirvana, Beck and Nick Cave over the years, just to mention a tiny few.
"As ever, people can take their own meanings from it, but for me, it is about the sun that shines from within," Dempsey explains.
Soulsun sees the man affectionately known as Damo team up with a stellar cast of female guest vocalists, who are referred to as 'the mighty Celtic Warrior High Queens'.
Dido, who sold 21 million copies of her debut album, No Angel, sings on a tender love song entitled 'Beside the Sea'. Fellow Dubliner Imelda May appears on 'Big Big Love' and 'Pretty Girl Tree' features Dingle singer Pauline Scanlon. Soulsun was recorded in long-term producer John Reynolds' studio in north London.
2. Pretty Bird Tree
3. Simple Faith
4. Big Big
5. Sam Jenkins
6. Forever and a Day
7. Beside the Sea
8. Sweet Gratitude
9. Family 10. Soft Rain
|Release Date||26 May 2017|