Listen to the track below!
Gold Coast/Yugambeh Country-based artist Eimhin has treated us with the release of his new single, The Lough.
Across the reflective track, the musician recalls on the passing of his late grandmother and the imprint it left on his family. Introspective and storytelling lyricism unfurls throughout the track, brought to life by Eimhin's mesmerising vocals underscored by lulling guitar work. The emotional drive that fuels the track allows for moments of contemplation and reflection, whilst tracing his family line.
"The Lough is about the nature of my grandmother's death, but it's about my mother too, and the secrets we keep to try and protect each other. There is a poem by Helen Steiner Rice that was chosen for my grandmother's prayer card at her funeral called “When I Must Leave You”. The sentiment is such that one should keep on living even in the face of the grief that comes with the death of a loved one. That’s where I drew the inspiration for the end of the song." the musician shares.
Eimhin is set to embark on a UK and European tour next month, kicking off with four dates across Ireland in early June. The musician will travel to the Netherlands for performances in Amsterdam and Utrecht, before visiting Germany and taking to the stage in Berlin and Leipzig.
The Lough is out now!