USA Today Premieres The “Wide-Eyed Wonder” Of Video For Julie Feeney Standout “Dear John,” From New Album Clocks Out June 18th

June 4, 2013- Today, USA Today premieres the new video for Irish star Julie Feeney’s standout track “Dear John,” which “matches the wide-eyed wonder of her art-pop song.”  “Dear John” comes from Feeney’s engrossing new album Clocks, out June 18th in the U.S. on mittens.  Feeney has been hailed as “brainy” and “adventurous” by the New York Times and “mesmerizing” by the Wall Street Journal, and on Clocks the singer/composer/songwriter/performer continues to perfect her innovative, avant-garde approach to music.  She runs pop through a composer’s prism on Clocks, which went to #1 on the Irish Album charts, won “Irish Times Album of the Year” as voted by readers and was nominated for the Choice Music Prize- Irish Album of the Year (a prize previously won by Feeney for her debut album). 

Watch the video for “Dear John” here:

Written, composed, arranged, conducted and orchestrated by Feeney, Clocks is the result of countless hours researching her family history in Galway (her family is at least 6 generations Galwegian), and she uses the history of her family to provide deeper meaning to her beautiful, fanciful songs.  The album itself was recorded in an atypical order.  Over eight freezing cold nights, rather than record with instruments first, Feeney recorded only the album’s vocals at Kylemore Abbey Gothic Church in County Galway.  She then recorded the music, conducting the string orchestra herself and layering in autoharp, melodica, omnichord, harmonium, keyboard, tom-toms, harp, floor stomps, wall rubs, electric bass, pedal steel, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, cajon, whistling and various background vocals.

Feeney will headline Joe’s Pub in New York City on June 12th, and she is also preparing for a concert performance of her first opera BIRD at the Galway Arts Festival this Summer.


For more information on Julie Feeney, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, or 347.240.1042