damien rice

Heard this guy interviewed on a local college radio station. And of course, I heard him play some songs.

Amazing lyrics, wow. The music that I heard seemed to be non-intrusive, you know? mellow, sparse. But the lyrics broke through and stopped me. I had to really listen, once I started to listen.

He was saying some amazing things, about how he had been very successful with his band Juniper. He got really tired of what it meant to be a big musician star. He took some major steps back, and out…He left and remapped his path to his own creativity.

I have so much respect for that kind of introspective work. And I believe that his new album ‘O’ is reflective of his originality.

Check it out. I’m going to, as soon as it comes out.