- 21 Sep 22
Drop The Shadow is the alternative music project of Irish songwriter and musician Mike Walsh.
Drop The Shadow (Mike Walsh) has revealed the movement-orientated new visuals for his new single 'Time', premiered below by Hot Press.
With an EP release on the horizon, Drop The Shadow (DTS) was joined in the studio by his brother Eric, who performed drums on the track, and bassist Sean Carey.
The visuals for 'Time' feature the work of powerful dancer Tobi Omoteso, aerial silks artist Rebecca Marsden and mime performer Michael McCabe. The idea was formed based on original piece of art painted by Mike Walsh’s uncle, Michael Walsh. Interspersing clips of Tobi, Rebecca and Michael immersing themselves in their respective art forms, their choreographer tells the story behind 'Time', diving deep into the theme with beautiful cinematic results.
In 2022, DTS recorded new tracks with producer James Darkin in Black Mountain Studios, experimenting with new sonic elements. The past two years were also used to make home recording and production part of his workflow and story going forward.
The song itself is a page from a diary pondering the safe, predictable patterns of life and convincing yourself to chase what’s true with the time you’re given. It was produced with James Darkin, with cinematography shot by Vincent Monahan - who recently released the acclaimed documentary A Greenland Story, which was featured on RTÉ and Amazon.
Walsh finds inspiration from eclectic mix of modern artists; Wolf Alice, Alt J, Beach House and Alex G included, with this versatility and diversity of soundscapes sure to bring a fire to his forthcoming EP. The outfit (as a trio back then) first emerged back in 2018 with debut single 'Break The Fall' and 2019 follow up 'Other Voices'.
Watch the video for 'Time' below: