Today we are delighted to bring you a special Valentine’s Day treat in the form of acoustic alt-rock crooner Rory Lavelle, who has teamed up with MEB to premiere his brand new single “Poor Pride”. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead and Nick Drake, Lavelle’s lush vocals are the perfect blend of style and substance over a soulful alt-rock ambience that is entirely his own. “Poor Pride” will appear on Lavelle’s forthcoming album Waves, set to release in April 2017.
Lavelle expands on the track: “Poor Pride” is a song about being stuck in a bad situation in grim surroundings and yearning for the embrace of a loved one, which was exactly where I was when I wrote it. It was the start of a magical period of my life with someone I couldn’t get enough of, but I was suddenly ripped away from all that, out of the sunshine and into the rain. I was stationary, mute, and miserable but in hindsight it made the together times all the more special.
It’s a love song, I know I shouldn’t with my history of alt rock leanings but I write one every 5 years or so whether I want to or not!”
The Ireland native already has an impressive array of accomplishments, having opened for the legendary Ian Brown (The Stone Roses) and seeing success with previous bands Indigo Fury and Sparks Fly, but if “Poor Pride” is any indication then we’re betting Waves will make 2017 Rory Lavelle’s most exciting year to date. You can pre-order the album now via Bandcamp.
(Photo credit: Bernie Mcallister)