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Cormac O Caoimh - ‘A New Season for Love

(January 27, 2012)

Sometime front-man of The Citadels, Cormac O Caoimh has released his second solo album - ‘A New Season for Love’. It’s a mellow wander through songs from the acoustic finger-picking, guitar-influenced Cormac o Caoimhmind of a man that writes soothing music for quiet introspection and words of poignant inspiration. These are songs that calm the bustle of the day and convey their listeners to some tranquil place of serenity.

Cormac delivers his carefully crafted lyrics with an unhurried, hushed and breathy style that enhances the muted presence of each song. There’s a suspicion of familiarity about his voice, and that’s because it’s so easy to identify with the emotions he conjures. The more you listen to his songs the deeper you fall under their spell – from the sparsely precise ‘A New Season for Love’ through the delicate strings and softly expressed vocals of ‘And the Rain Falls’ and ‘Remember When We didn’t Kiss’ to the deep seated enchantment of ‘Perfect Mistress for a King’ – for there is true magic here.

Alongside Cormac (vocals, acoustic guitar) on the album are Art O’Laoire (keyboards) and Eoghan Regan (electric guitar). ‘A New Season for Love’ is available for pre-order now and on release direct from Cormac’s web site, plus cdBaby and iTunes.

Reviewer: Dan Holland

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