BIG LOVE have officially landed. This powerhouse of a band return with new single ‘Sirens’, a must-listen for fans of War on Drugs and Wolf Alice. BIG LOVE’s music flows between moments of sweet, melodic textures and driving, rapturous sounds. The song’s story is delivered via Rory Gallagher-esque vocals and the result is a raw, powerful production dripping with honesty.
The song highlights the pain of a traumatic event, with lyrics that plant you into the shoes of the singer and a slow build into a chorus that screams out for help. ‘Sirens’ continues the band’s stellar list of releases, with their debut single ‘Lily’ released last year to widespread praise. The band are back swinging with something to prove, drawing audiences in mesmeric melodies and hard-hitting hooks. With their distinct style, BIG LOVE is crashing heart-first into the industry.
‘Sirens’ has a deep personal attachment to the band. Lead artist Cian Ó Maonlaí spoke about the song, saying that “Sirens is my first hand depiction of a traumatic experience that happened to me in a chaotic period in my life. I was getting in a lot of trouble at the time and the event felt like the culmination of years of anger and frustration bottled into one night. The song is an attempt to describe the events of that night, its language and structure reflect how I felt at different times throughout. Moments of pure calm turn to rage and violence and then back again. For me the song is written in the form of a diary entry. Writing it all out in this way proved really cathartic and I believe it was necessary for me to get out like this.”
‘Sirens’ is released on 27 May, and BIG LOVE perform at Dublin’s Grand Social on 29 May.
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