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Cork band Skies Behind release striking new single ‘Call It What You Want’

June 9, 2023

Skies Behind are a Cork, Ireland based indie rock band whose sound is founded on the raw emotion and energy of alternative rock. Vulnerable lyricism, coupled with carefully crafted instrumental textures, allows their music to seamlessly move between genres and emotions.

The band has recently completed their first headline tour which has seen them build a strong audience across Ireland. Playing packed out gigs in venues such as Whelan’s upstairs in Dublin, Cork’s Cyprus Avenue, McHugh’s in Belfast and Aras na Gael in Galway. They have played gigs in their local music scene alongside acts such as Under Starling and Kill ‘Em Charlie.

Their new single ‘Call It What You Want’ approaches the need for self-belief and love in a culture that subconsciously & reflexively resists aspiring for better. This idea explores the conflicting lived experience of Irish youth, where an internet driven worship of excellence and personal growth is contrasted by the reality of societal regression, personal isolation, and diminishing future prospects.

This message reflects the evolution of the band’s sound. Through ambient and dreamy verses, juxtaposed by provocative and dynamic choruses, vocalist Dan Sheedy despairs at feelings of disappointment in life’s relentlessness. A biting and aggressive lead coupled with an explosive rhythm section creates a sense of urgency to conform, or not, to society’s expectation of how people should be.

‘Call It What You Want’ is now available on all major streaming platforms

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