Oisín Leech

Irish songwriter Oisín Leech has announced the release of his forthcoming debut solo album, ‘Cold Sea’, which is due out on March 8th 2024. He has also unveiled “Colour Of The Rain”, a new single from the album, featuring Steve Gunn and Tony Garnier.

The forthcoming album and the new track, a follow up to last autumn’s debut solo single ‘October Sun’, were produced by esteemed Brooklyn musician Steve Gunn. Recording took place at Goorey Rocks near Malin, Co. Donegal in an old sea-facing schoolhouse that Leech and Gunn transformed into a working studio for a number of days.

Of the creative process Oisín says: “My aim was to write a collection of songs that told a complete story, and to record them near the ocean, using the sea as a kind of mirror on which to reflect the songs.”

Steve Gunn recalls the road trip session fondly: “I’m grateful that Oisin invited me to play a role in helping him with this new single and album, ‘Cold Sea.’ We had a magical time recording. I landed at Dublin airport tour weary, and I felt myself settle as we headed for the coast straight from the airport. I stared out of the window, grateful. We made a stop to pick up gear along the way (thanks Billy!) and it all took off from there. Pure magic.”

The new single ‘Colour Of The Rain’ shows Leech’s willingness to stretch his artistic voice – the song illustrates a craftsmanship both lyrically and musically. Like the previous single ‘October Sun’, ‘Colour Of The Rain’ is beautifully recorded. “I love the space that Steve Gunn left in the sound” continues Leech. “He let the song breathe.”

VENUE: Cleere’s Bar

LOCATION: Kilkenny

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