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Corner Boy Release Video For Brand New Single ‘Blackstairs Winter Snow’

April 19, 2022

Corner Boy have just released the video for their brand new single ‘Blackstairs Winter Snow’, which is out now. The sonically sprawling and anthemic track is the first single to be released from Corner Boy’s upcoming debut album.

Shot in early 2022 across counties; Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford and Cork, the video for Corner Boy’s new single ‘Blackstairs Winter Snow‘ depicts band frontman Mick D’Arcy walking from the Blackstairs Mountains in North Wexford all the way down to Ireland’s most southern point Mizen Head, Co. Cork.

Moving through eclectic landscapes at speed the central character rambles across the many rivers, roads, bridges, trails and railways of Ireland’s South East and South coast overcoming challenging terrain along the way. The video which was shot by the band themselves has amassed over 4k views in just its first 3 days.

Speaking of the video, the band say:

Tying in with the song’s message, the video subtly explores the idea of going to any length or distance for the ones you love. As much of a mental journey as physical, we feel the video and its central characters’ peculiar little odyssey personifies this experience in an interesting way, with some beautiful imagery of Ireland thrown in for good measure.

For nearly a decade late-night driving, couch surfing and service station dinners fuelled Corner Boy’s ever-evolving foot stomping ramble through the many pubs, clubs, rooms and ruins of every shape and size up and down Ireland and further afield.

As a result a collection of songs quietly willed their way into existence representative of this experience living and learning on the road and crafted by the associated peaks and troughs that come with the transient territory.

Fast forward to March 2020 and with the band’s 2002 Ford Transit van (Sheila) now indisposed a moment finally arrived for Corner Boy to record their debut album. Under the tutelage of producer Gavin Glass the band sought refuge in Orphan Studios and some 18 months later, emerged from the other side with a debut album in hand.

Very much the aural amalgam, the album explores in varying degrees combinations of folk, rock, traditional, bluegrass and alternative. Accompanied by heartfelt lyrics as earnest as they are resonant.

‘Blackstairs Winter Snow’, the first single from Corner Boy’s upcoming debut album, is out now with further details on the album to follow.


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