Damien Rice! Everyone’s favorite poetically-depressing-heartfelt-powerful-modern-indie-irish-folk-singer/songwriter! – music.lorenradis.com/album/damien-rice
So, Damien Rice is a bit mysterious. He’s written some really beautiful music and released two albums, but he hasn’t released a new full length LP since 2006. He still gets around from time to time playing shows, making special appearances and that sort of thing, but he’s almost disappeared from the public. Which is weird, because he’s awesome and I wish he was still making music.
I found his music in 2006, I think it was through last.fm or pandora. I think the thing that really grabbed me about his music was that the most important thing about it wasn’t the music, it was the emotion. His lyrics, chords and melodies are all beautiful, but the unifying and ultimately most attention-grabbing element of his songs is the emotion. Sadness, joy, anger, shame, disappointment, love, he runs the full gamut, and you can’t help but feel what he must have felt when he wrote the songs. Finding his work, as I did, coming off of a breakup is something of a perfect storm, I identified even more strongly than I might have with the feelings of loss he so eloquently expressed, and it made me wish I could do the same for others.
So my style isn’t all that different from Damien’s, I didn’t change nearly as much about these songs as I have about others in this project. Really, they’re almost completely unchanged. Just the minute details in how I present myself, versus how he presents himself, are really the only differences here. I hope you like my take on his amazing work, and I hope you’ll check out his stuff too, maybe we can bring him back!