- 08 Jul 22
'The Unquiet Grave' marks the third release for Derry city musician George Hutton under the moniker Shoresheh.
Derry native Shoresheh (George Hutton) has unveiled a rustic music video for his haunting version of 'The Unquiet Grave' featuring Limerick musician Emma Langford. Hot Press are delighted to be premiering the music video below.
This live recording features an extended version of the single released in June 2022. Hutton and Langford star in the video filmed by Nolan Donnelly and Eva Kearney live at Tree Song Studios, in Hillsborough, County Down.
Featuring musician Michael Mormecha on guitar, this live recording shows a poetic fragment of the track's recording process. The DIY feel to the video highlights the transfer of these lyrics from unknown poet to Child Ballad number 78 and now to a breathtaking duet.
'The Unquiet Grave' is thought to date back as far as the 1400s, being picked up by Francis James Child in 1868 as Child Ballad number 78. The song was made famous in later years by Luke Kelly, and many covers have been released of the track since.
Before the single's release, Hutton spoke on his Instagram account, explaining the story behind the lyrics, saying: “The tale tells the story of a man, so in love with his wife who has passed on, that grieved so much it stirred her spirit from the dead.
“Her soul could not rest until she comforted him by telling him ‘make yourself content my love till death calls you away.’ And so the man could take solace in knowing he would see her again someday.”
This track is the third release from Shoresheh, following ‘Safe and Sound’, and debut single ‘Some Kind of Noise’. The artist is once again joined by Michael Mormecha who mixed, mastered and produced the track. The celebrated producer also worked with Hutton on previous release ‘Safe and Sound’.
Speaking about Emma Langford’s feature on the track, the indie musician said: “’I’m humbled and honoured to collaborate with the incredible Emma Langford on this track who has one of the most exquisite voices and is just so, so, so brilliant to work with.”
The Limerick musician spoke about the collaboration on her Instagram account, saying: “It was such a joy collaborating with the absolute gent George Hutton who is operating under the moniker Shoresheh for his new electro-folk-fusion work”.
Check out the video for 'The Unquiet Grave' below.
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