- 25 Feb 22
Warmth is a staple of Belfast singer-songwriter Mark Hegan's music, and uptempo new single 'Borderline' is no exception.
Belfast singer-songwriter Mark Hegan released his new single 'Borderline' yesterday, tracing indie-rock origins along the lines of Bruce Springsteen and Sam Fender.
Hegan has released previous single ‘War’ last December, having garnered industry interest and plays from the likes of BBC Radio 1 (Introducing), BBC Radio 2 and Radio Ulster. He tends to focus on themes of adulthood, identity and compromise, taking influence from artists like U2, Simon and Garfunkel, and more.
Honing in on a country edge, the musician makes use of emotive and compelling songwriting throughout the beautifully arranged song. With a compelling jangly beat and an acoustic guitar rhythm propelling the song onwards, the Springsteen flair is brought to life with saxophone melodies.
Hegan's warm vocals shows off his ability to create an eloquent and infectiously catchy tune with 'Borderline', which infuses layers of vocal harmonies and relatable lyrics for a modern feel.
Other tracks from Mark include ‘Love, Wait for Me’ - a sweet melodic number with wispy soundscapes of chiming guitars and ethereal twinklings - 'Miles', 'North Star', 'Skyward', 'Another Kind of Blood' and '(We Don't Need Another) Miracle'.
Keep an eye out for this passionate rising singer-songwriter, who picked up the guitar aged 12 and never looked back while crafting a stadium-ready sound. An EP is in the works, slated for release later this year.
Listen to 'Borderline' below: