Bright Falls watch the sun set on a relationship in their gorgeous new single Dusk — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The title track to the Irish band’s Oct. 28 debut album, Dusk is a story of heartbreak, longing, and trying to recapture a lost love. It’s a song of great anxiety of what the future holds.
“I wanted to tell a larger story which began from a place of great nostalgia,” said Bright Falls’ driving force Eddie McCormack. This is captured right off the top, with the opening lyrics, “I remember, the scent you wore upon your neck, and how I felt the first time we met.” The spirited track features anthemic moments in the chorus and bridge, while an arpeggiated bass synth runs throughout, joined by glistening and dreamy synths. Layered guitars and an intricate drum pattern add to the dynamic feel.
Musically, McCormack’s blend of heartland, alternative and indie rock recalls The Killers, Arcade Fire and The War On Drugs, while his storytelling and songwriting inspiration comes from the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Prine, Neil Young, Jason Isbell, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West. Bright Falls’ music is largely driven by nostalgia, and the LP Dusk expands on that, with a breakup theme inspired by two legendary albums: West’s 808s & Heartbreak and Springsteen’s Tunnel Of Love.
Bright Falls opened for Sinead O’Connor & The Stunning at Féile ’19 at Semple Stadium in their hometown of Thurles. This came shortly after the release of their debut EP Logging in July of 2019. The band followed with the singles The Widows’ Homes in 2020 and Cassie (My One & Only) in 2021. Dusk was produced by Martin Quinn and McCormack, and was mixed, mastered and recorded by Quinn at JAM Studios in Kells, Ireland.