How I Became A Wave Announce Debut Single Launch Date

April 1, 2021

Pat Carey, former vocalist and songwriter with The Hard Ground, launches a new solo project How I Became A Wave, with debut single ‘Fading Out’ on Friday April 2nd 2021. A collaboration between Carey and some of Ireland’s finest musicians, the single is taken from the upcoming How I Became A Wave album due for release in Autumn 2021.

Part of a new wave of collaborative contemporary folk music from Ireland, the song ‘Fading Out’ features a hugely talented array of artists including Cork composer Cormac McCarthy, Maria Ryan (Strung, Crash Ensemble), Aoife Burke, Matthew Berrill (Niamh Regan) and Brian Casey (Screenreader, John Blek). 

As with many projects born in 2020, the single was recorded both in studio – Casey’s Wavefield Studios in West Cork – and remotely in the homes and studios of featured artists. The song blends an intimacy of vocals with a richness of texture that hints at a more cinematic sound to come. 

How I Became A Wave is the solo project of Pat Carey, formerly vocalist and songwriter with Cork based band The Hard Ground, who garnered a national following and critical acclaim with the release of two albums in 2012 and 2015. Since stepping away from The Hard Ground, Carey has been heavily involved in various elements of the Irish Music scene, including with Right Here Right Now Festival and Cork Opera House.

The upcoming How I Became A Wave album features multiple collaborations between some of Ireland’s finest musicians, composers and songwriters including Cormac McCarthy, Clare Sands, David Murphy, Maria Ryan, Brian Casey, Aoife Burke, Matthew Berrill, Davie Ryan, Hugh Dillon and more. Each song on the album is coloured by the unique conversations taking place between the artists, writing, recording and creating in isolation from each other. The overall collaboration showcases the wealth and diversity of musical talent in the country and the richness of musical expression that exists across genres.

Fading Out is out on all platforms from Friday April 2nd and is available for pre-saving now


Photography: Brid O’Donovan Photography

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