- 09 Nov 20
The track is a stand-out, instantly memorable moment on Arrivals, with the video featuring Paul Weller on guitar alongside Declan on vocals and guitar.
The Paul Weller-produced work, titled Arrivals, is due on February 5 2021 via eastwest records.
Declan describes the modern social anthem ‘Andy Sells Coke’ as “a forty something’s rude re-awakening to nightlife in the city”.
Arrivals showcases O’Rourke’s first new material in two years and brings his audience some of the most emotionally raw and affecting work of his entire career.
Produced by Paul Weller at Black Barn Studio, Surrey; the sound is stripped back to Declan’s soulful and resonant voice.
Encapsulating his renowned virtuosic acoustic guitar playing, the LP's 10 songs are brought to life with the occasional sparse arrangement of strings and late-night drums.
Weller has been a fan of Declan’s songwriting for numerous years, and makes sure to add his multi-instrumental abilities to the recordings, including a beautiful piano accompaniment on the closing track.
Ahead of the release, Declan has shared 'The Harbour' – which is says is "about trying to find balance between the one great dream and the other great dream." He says it's also "partly a tribute to one of my biggest musical heroes, Joni Mitchell."
O’Rourke’s last album, Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine, documented rare first-hand accounts from that devastating period of Irish history and garnered numerous awards.
His classic 2004 song 'Galileo' has been covered by many acclaimed artist among the likes of Josh Groban and Eddie Reader.
Watch O'Rourke's vivid visuals for 'Andy Sells Coke' below: