Irish singer-songwriter Chris Short returns with his beautifully crafted new single, ‘Consumed’, due for release on 26th February 2021 via Beardfire Music.
The single once again showcases Short’s ability to pen lyrically intimate vignettes that are complimented with distinctively rich vocal and cascading indie-folk sensibilities. ‘Consumed’ is a song about loss and how it is human nature to dwell, so that we learn a lesson. As a result, we are unaware of everything else that is positive around us. “For me the song was born from a very early relationship,” Chris explains, “we were mad about each other, but we were just kids and didn’t really realise what we had. As we grew up, we drifted apart and started moving in different circles, but she was always close in my mind. After many years, we met again and decided to give things another go but, just as before, we drifted apart. For a long time I was very much ‘consumed’ with it and yet it was really nothing, it never became anything, so how could I be grieving something that wasn’t anything? It was all in my head and it highlights the power of the mind, but also the vulnerability of the mind.”
Chris Short started singing on the open mic scene in Dublin in 2017 and he’s gone from strength to strength ever since. He has previously received support form the likes of RTÉ Radio, IMRO and The Vinyl District to name a few. Chris has worked closely in the studio with Beardfire Music – the label behind the likes of RUNAH, Martin McDonnell, KTG, Zoe Clarke, Kayli Sousa, Lauran Beth, and who’s development work includes Patricia Lalor and William Franklyn Miller. ‘Higher’ was produced by David Virgin, Rohan Healy and Al Quiff at Beardfire Studio, Dublin – a father and sons production team who, in their collective six decades of musical experience, have worked with the likes of Nick Cave, INXS, Leslie Dowdall (In TuaNua), Mary Black, The Cruel Sea, Cat Power, Billy Bragg and Lloyd Cole, to name but a few. ‘Consumed’ is the second single to be taken from Chris’ forthcoming EP, ‘Somewhere’, due for release in May 2021.
‘Consumed’ is out on 26th February 2021 via Beardfire Music.