Archive for February 3rd, 2015
Posted on 03. Feb, 2015 by admin.
The following is taken from a recent Irish Times article called First Encounters: Singer-Songwriter Damien Rice and Composer David Arnold
Damien Rice is an Irish singer-songwriter whose first album, ‘O’, released by himself in 2002, became a major success in Ireland, the UK and US. His third album, ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’, was released recently. Originally from Celbridge, Co Kildare, he says he currently lives out of a suitcase
My grandmother – my father’s mother, Mary Rice – showed me a paper clipping one day that had some news about some music David was composing for a film. She said, you know you have this second cousin in London, you should send him some of your songs. Before that I hadn’t known about him. I was a fan of the song Play Dead by Björk, but didn’t realise that he had worked closely with her on it.
We get on really well – it was a relief to find someone else in the family who’d gone down a similar road. We first met around 2000. I loved his sense of humour, especially about the music and entertainment industry. It was never serious; his light-heartedness kept things very buoyant.
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