Galway’s Niamh Regan has returned with ‘Love You Senseless’, the second single off her upcoming EP, In the Meantime.
Following on from the illustrious success of Choice-nominated debut album Hemet (Black Gate records, 2020) and the EP’s first single, ‘Happy Again’, ‘Love You Senseless’ is a breezy love song about the cyclical challenges of trying to help someone who doesn’t want to be helped.
“I was waitin’ for the guilt to wear off,” she sings, recalling a sunny, melodic sensibility akin to the likes of early Stevie Nicks and Karen Dalton. Through the layers of instrumentation, a summery sense of nostalgia and newness ebb and flow. A natural storyteller, Regan’s voice is entirely her own, and with production by Alex Borwick, ‘Love You Senseless’ once again affirms Regan’s place as one of the most distinctive songwriters working in Ireland today.
Speaking about writing the song, Niamh says; “watching someone you love struggle can be difficult and this song focuses on the question of ‘how we can fix it’ and how irritable and guilty we can become when there’s no immediate answer”.
Circling around the challenges of miscommunication, ‘Love You Senseless’ is a love song at heart, and the soaring, affecting chorus, “I love you senseless I love you blind, love me through this make it worth my while” will be sure to linger with the listener long after the song has finished.
Niamh embarks on a 9-venue ‘Hemet’ Ire/UK tour this November and has just announced support acts joining her along the way. See her at:
Tickets for these shows are available via http://niamhregan.com/tour.html
Niamh will also appear at Right Here, Right Now Festival at Cork Opera House, Friday 12th November. Taking to the stage on the night will be Mary Coughlan, Wallis Bird, Loah and Niamh, accompanied by the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra. Tickets available at corkoperahouse.ie
Having warmed the stage for Fionn Regan at Whelan’s last weekend, Niamh will open for Hermitage Green at The Black Box, Galway, Friday 29th November, and Glen Hansard at Millennium Forum, Derry, Tuesday 26th October.