- 26 May 22
Derry duo Lauren Doherty and Paul Casey are back with a summer anthem, titled 'Burn So Bright'.
Northern Ireland pairing Amberlight are back with a buoyant new tune, 'Burn So Bright', with the video premiering below by Hot Press.
The summer-fuelled jam wouldn't feel out of place in a John Hughes 80s rom-com, written by Lauren Doherty and Paul Casey and produced by Paul himself. Outdoorsy visuals capture the magic of the Derry duo, who have released eight singles thus far since 2020.
The musicians are just finding their feet in the post-pandemic scene. Infusing traditional sounds with modern production, they're well on their way to defining their sound — Doherty's classically trained vocals floating overtop Casey's impassioned music.
It features Amberlight regulars; renowned drummer Liam Bradley and as pianist John McCullough. Full of warmth and infectious melodies, the single follows rich indie-pop single 'Peace at Last' and ballad 'Nothing Last Forever'.
The band have been busy writing and recording their debut album, set for release later this year. The project is described as an eclectic collection of songs, grounded in cinematic soundscapes that compliment Doherty’s evocative vocals.
“The idea was to write something uplifting and positive” says Lauren Doherty, vocalist and songwriter, "and like all our singles Paul always has a video in mind!".
As well as taking on production duties, Casey, the other half of Amberlight, is also in charge of helming the band's videos.
"The way I made videos changed during the first lockdown, especially when we recorded a song for Hot Press' Van Morrison 75th birthday bash" says the Derryman. "We got the brilliant Terry Hooley involved along with regular Van musicians Nicky Scott (bass) and Rod McVey (piano/Hammond) so I thought the best way to do this was to shoot a video that showed us just having the craic making it, and it turned out well! Now, with Amberlight the videos are an integral part of what we do with every song."
Check out the video for 'Burn So Bright' below.
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