Archive for December, 2014
Posted on 15. Dec, 2014 by admin.
Damien Rice on How Eight Years of Soul-Searching Led to Long-Awaited LP
The Irish singer-songwriter discusses the spiritual journey that led to his “scarred” new LP
With 9, Damien Rice scored his first Number One in his home country, topping the Irish album chart in the fall of 2006. The singer-songwriter followed with a world tour and a pair of live albums but put off returning to the studio in order to spend some time in self-reflection. “When I was a teenager, I thought I’d know more when I was a man,” he says. “But now that I’m a man, I’m working on unlearning most of the things I learned as a teenager.”
Two years ago, Rice and producer Rick Rubin began recording the tracks that would form My Favourite Faded Fantasy, a raw return that document the musician’s long period of soul-searching. Between European tour dates (he comes to North America next spring) Rice opened up about his spiritual journey and invigorating new LP.
Does writing come easily or is it more of a difficult process? What were you doing during those years in between records?
Posted on 10. Dec, 2014 by admin.
Update: Here’s the video!
Posted on 09. Dec, 2014 by admin.
Damien has announced the following tour dates, with pre-sales for the Irish dates beginning on DamienRice.com tomorrow morning at 10 AM GMT.
27 June – Rock Werchter 2015, Werchter, Belgium
12 July – The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
13 July – Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland
16 July – Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland