“Mesmerizing” (WSJ) Julie Feeney Releases New Album Clocks This Week In U.S., Talks To WNYC Soundcheck About Album And First Opera

Stream The Full Album Here:

 https://soundcloud.com/juliefeeney/sets/clocks

June 19, 2013 – “Mesmerizing” (WSJ) Irish star Julie Feeney releases her new album Clocks this week in the U.S. on her own mittens label.  Winner of the “Irish Times Album of the Year” as voted by readers, nominated for the Choice Music Prize-Irish Album of the Year, (a prize previously won by Feeney for her debut album) and a #1 on the Irish Album charts, Clocks finds the “brainy, adventurous” (NY Times) Feeney perfecting her innovative, avant-garde approach to music, weaving together songs that deftly mix classical, pop and theatrical works.  

Stream Clocks here:

https://soundcloud.com/juliefeeney/sets/clocks

Listen to Feeney perform stripped down versions of three Clocks tracks and talk about the album and her upcoming opera BIRD on WNYC Soundcheck:

http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/2013/jun/18/julie-feeney-irish-chamber-pop-studio/

Watch the “wide-eyed wonder” (USA Today) in the video for Clocks standout “Dear John” here:

http://usat.ly/13iQB7Y

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.

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