Clare artist David Hope releases his new song ‘Moon and Back’ this Friday March 25th. The track is taken from his forthcoming new album ‘And the Sea’.
A deeply personal ode to saying goodbye, to parting words and loss “Moon and Back” is a beautifully sad song depicting something we all must do in our lives “Goodbye, such a sweet and simple word, yet a dagger to the heart, tears your world apart”
The song as with the album over all represent Hope’s most deeply personal and engaging body of work to date. Built on a core mix of very deep and well crafted lyrics combined with a great ‘live in the studio’ style of recording, this song will draw the listener into the world David has created.
While David has undoubtedly drawn influence from blues and American folk music, his sensibilities, wit and wistful melancholy are unmistakably rooted in the West of Ireland.
‘The Irishman from rural County Clare is easily right up there with his contemporaries and compatriots such as Mick Flannery and Declan O’Rourke’
– Folker Magazin (DE)
‘The songs of the Irish Bard, mixed with piano, electric guitar and backing harmonies, connect the exuberance of Bob Seger and Frankie Miller with the folk profundity of Ralph McTell.’
-Rolling Stone (DE)
‘With a rough-hewn voice somewhere between that of Tom Waits and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy (with a touch of Springsteen), Hope combines elements of folk, country, blues and soul, his songs are strong and have alived-in, authentic, almost sepia-toned feel…are on a par with anything out of the American heartland.’
– Hotpress (IRL)
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