Inspired by the likes of Radiohead, Nick Drake and Bill Withers, Rory Lavelle has already achieved success with his bands Indigo Fury and Sparks Fly, but it’s his solo material – dark, brooding alt-rock – that has so far won him an army of fans in Ireland, where he grew up in a small border town. Now, it’s the turn of the UK and the rest of the world to discover the talents of this gifted performer as he gears up to release his full length album Waves later this year.
First though, he’s releasing his new single “All These Horrors”, which EntertainmentWise are delighted to premiere. Asked about the story behind the track and the theme of the album, Rory says:
“The track and album in turn reflects where we are right now with the state of government, the daily media exposure of corruption, greed and violence and the general numbness and apathy in society. Lyrically the songs delve into my darkest thoughts and the fears and insecurities we all experience with stories of human fragility, tipping points and the pressures of modern living. Of course there’s the odd ray of sunshine to set the balance, in fact the instrumentation is contradictory to the dark subject matter with lush strings, piano and harmonies taking center stage. Much like life itself, the darkness is only there when you seek it out.”