- 21 Sep 18
‘Letter To Myself’ is a track from Rooney’s hugely impressive debut album, Bound Together. And it is accompanied by a brand new video
David Rooney has announced the release of a new single ‘Letter To Myself’. It being officially launched at a gig in J.J.Hough's pub, in Banagher, Co. Offaly as part of Culture Night. The gig will include a talk and performance by David, in addition to the video launch.
By special arrangement, Hot Press can now bring you an exclusive premiere of the video!
David Rooney been running illustration projects in conjunction with AIT, Design Dept. for many years. This fruitful relationship has, in recent years, seen former students go on to work both in Hot Press and on music videos for David Rooney’s album Bound Together, with ‘Both Of Us Know' being directed by Conor English, an AIT graduate.
The latest outcome is a film by design student Ani Morton.
“Ani had never shot or edited a video before.” says David Rooney, “She approached me saying she loved 'Letter to Myself’ and was starting her introduction course in moving images and would like to make the song her subject.
"I was delighted. A fire performance artist herself, Ani created an elaborate weave of figures and fire to create something really special. That’s quite an undertaking for one’s first video. I’m really thrilled with the result.”
Jazz saxophone legend Michael Buckley appears in the video.
“He will be surprised by how he turned out,” David laughs. "His arrangements and playing added so much to the song."
A fine, late blooming singer-songwriter, David Rooney is also one of Ireland's leading illustrators. His work is featured in every issue of Hot Press. He also worked on the BBC's five-episode The Story of Ireland (2011), which was narrated by Fergal Keane; and he illustrated the Royal Irish Academy's major work 1916 Portraits and Lives, which was published in 2016, to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising..
David Rooney’s 'Letter to Myself’ single is launched tonight at J.J.Hough's pub, Banagher, Co. Offaly, as part of Culture Night with an illustrated art talk, video launch and performance by David Rooney at 8pm.