- 14 Jul 21
The Carlow singer-songwriter marks the French holiday with a brand new track.
Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Daniel Whelan has released a new single, 'Bastille Day', taken from his upcoming EP Beautiful Torture. The seven-minute-long epic track arrives fittingly on Bastille Day, the French holiday celebrating The Storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution in the 18th Century.
"Bastille Day is a song that was two years in gestation, finished after and thanks to the Bastille Day fireworks, Paris 2017," recounts Daniel.
"Contained within are questions of love, identity, and power. It moves from Dublin to France through both its sense of place, and sense of scale."
Daniel recorded the tune back in August 2019 with collaborators Matthew Jacobson and Connor Cunningham on drum and bass, respectively, with Cian Hamilton serving as producer.
His finger-picking style of playing the guitar is clear in the song as he attempts to bridge the gap between Dublin and Paris over the course of the song.
The artist's approach of finding "a place for true human experience as the waves of the digital age encroach" is also evident.
Stream 'Batille Day' by Daniel Whelan below: