Mayo singer-songwriter releases stunning new single and accompanying video
Mayo-born singer-songwriter Tracy Gallagher is releasing a stunning new single and video today.
A collaboration with Belfast-based producer Michael Mormecha, 'Caves' is a blend of Tracy’s rich, haunting vocals and sharp and insightful song-writing style with the production mastery of Mormecha.
The result of this partnership is a dark, unique and original piece of musicianship and artistry that serves to enthral, unsettle, move and beguile the listener. Poetic lyrics with threads of love, exploration, loss and hope combined with Mormecha’s production genius weave a rich and intriguing tapestry which captures the attention of the audience and holds it.
'Caves' is ultimately about delving within, into the unknown, facing inner fears and challenges, and consequently finding meaning in the world.
About the song, Gallagher says: “'Caves' is inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell, American professor of literature and well known mythologist, credited by George Lucas as having inspired Star Wars.
“While reading his book The Hero With A Thousand Faces, I became enamoured with the idea of each individual being the hero in their own story and the trials and tribulations each of us have to face and overcome throughout our human experience in order to grow and develop as human beings. 'Caves' explores the relationship we have to the natural world and simultaneously to the inner self, it is a look at the wild, powerful and sometimes frightening aspects of nature that can act as a metaphor for the unexplored parts of our inner worlds.
“The wildness of the ‘seven seas’ and the dark unknown of the ‘cave’ represent our innermost fears, that which we try to keep hidden from ourselves and the world at large but this is also the place where the deepest treasures and revelations lie, where personal growth and development happens.”
Gallagher’s blend of beautifully haunting vocals and a poetic and catchy song-writing style has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life and earned her a rightful place amongst Ireland’s finest emerging indie artists. Her new material marks a transition from a more folk centric style to a darker, folk-rock, alternative/indie sound, mixing poetry and music together seamlessly and leaving the listener with that wonderful ‘chill’ after an artist has managed to move you.
World travels, huge life changes and personal challenges have all influenced her story-telling and outlook on life, and are evident in her song-writing. Having tried her hand over the years at a number of various careers from teaching French to hypnotherapy, Tracy decided it was finally time to commit fully to music and produce her first studio-recorded work. This ultimately led to converting an old work van into a rustic home on wheels and hitting the road to write and live out her dreams as a wayfaring musician.
Travelling far and wide in her self-converted camper van allows her to glean inspiration from beautiful places and affords her the quiet retreat that song-writers so often desire in order to write.