TAKE ME ANYWHERE
Click Below to Hear Debut Single "Take Me Anywhere"
"Take me Anywhere" is the debut release for upcoming singer-songwriter Kevin Neary. The style can be seen to be influenced by other popular radio artists such as Coldplay, Gavin James, Tom Odell, etc. with Kevin's voice showing resemblances to artists such as Hozier, Dermot Kennedy, Paulo Nutini, etc.
A feel-good driving anthem, Take Me Anywhere, tells the optimistic story of two people finding solace in each other and their joint love of adventure as they battle through the toughest aspects of their lives. The singer speaks of his love of this person, reinforces her strong effect on his life and reminds her how she could believe in herself the way she believes in him.
There is an element of dreamful longing as the singer reminds this person that, any second, they could just pack it all up, escape their worries and he would let her "Take Me Anywhere."
A very pop-friendly song, Take Me Anywhere, at its core, is a quick paced, acoustic piano anthem. After a gentle introduction to piano, synth and soft vocals, it is pushed on by a driving bass and kick drum as the simple, warm, echoing guitar motifs enlace themselves around the main piano part. The chorus kicks in with power, a ferocious vocal, and a full synth and guitar-filled texture that may remind listeners of a pleasant Coldplay-esque familiarity."
HOPELESSLY TRUE (FEB 26TH)
Produced by Michael Heffernan (Dermot Kennedy, The Script, Gavin James, The Coronas, Il Divo, Gavin Friday, Swedish House Mafia) and featuring strings and piano musicians who have featured on music with Dermot Kennedy (“Days Like This” Spotify Track) and Hozier (“Bridge over Troubled Water” for RTÉ Comic Relief)
“Hopelessly True” is a cosy, yet soulful acoustic/indie folk tale of this singer-songwriter's cathartic 2am venture to the winter waters of Dublin's River Liffey, in desperate search for his purpose in this life.
It is here, that the artist is approached and consoled by a friendly mid-morning swan who reminds him why life has so much to be valued for. This real-life experience inspired the song to be written, right there, on the steps by the waters of the river, in the small hours of the morning, retelling every detail of that fateful meeting.
The song is Kevin Neary’s sophomore release, and can be likened in style to the acoustic musings of successful Spotify Folk artists such as Dermot Kennedy, Bon Iver, Bear’s Den, Passenger, Novo Amor, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Axel Flovent, etc.
The song begins with Neary’s raw voice and chugging acoustic guitar heard at the forefront, creating a cosy, folky, fireside feel as he retells his fairy-tale-like experience. However, what makes the song stand out is in how it relentlessly builds, being dramatically texturised by a huge expanse of harmonies, orchestral strings, piano, subtle ambient electric guitar, gentle electronics and echoing timpani drums, creating a huge, beautiful, emotional sound, that is almost ethereal in quality.
Strategically releasing at the end of February to allow listeners to resonate with its cold, winter-weather mood; the reflective lyrics and calm, yet blissful orchestral music will stop the listener in their tracks with their beauty, break their heart with their poetic story, and let them exhale the pressures they feel about life with the hopeful final message they share, as the warmth of Spring fast approaches.
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Photos and Album artwork by Aron Cahill.