Willowjack Announce Album Release

August 5, 2021

Following the success of the first single and title track Willowjack release the album ‘Magic Rising’ on August Friday 13th.

‘Magic Rising’ is a celebration of our intrinsic connection to the earth, the forests, the seas, the stars, the mystic. With an intoxicating, genre-bending sound and a typically carnivalesque darkness it is a glorious lament of growth and of time passing.

The album ‘Magic Rising’ contains eleven songs written by Donal Byrne and features his main collaborator, violinist Colin Moore. Recorded and mixed by Alwyn Walker (Westland Studios) and mastered by Darrell Walker, it will be available as a special limited edition physical CD containing 2 added bonus tracks, as well as on all digital platforms.

Vocalist/songwriter Donal Byrne says: “We wanted to keep the magic that the acoustic versions evoked when the songs were first conceived, so we decided to keep the arrangements to a minimum, retaining the pureness of their original incarnation.

Influenced by rock greats from Prince to Nick Cave, Willowjack began as a chance encounter between Byrne and violinist Colin Moore in a lighthouse on the west coast of Ireland. The songs are generally written on acoustic guitar and developed from there, with the violin adding colour to the natural richness of the vocals. The lyrics are hugely important, drawing on imagery of the sea and the natural world around us, creating an idealism that can be reached through transcendence, magic, and decadence.

Willowjack are Donal Byrne (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Sequencing) and Colin Moore (Violin)

WILLOWJACK – ‘MAGIC RISING’ THE ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED PHYSICALLY AND DIGITALLY ON FRIDAY 13th  AUGUST

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