- 22 Mar 21
The beautiful track features on her forthcoming debut album, ‘Into the Sea’ - due to arrive on April 23rd.
Limerick native Susan Quirke has shared her brand new single, 'To The Bone', as a precursor to her forthcoming debut album Into The Sea.
The musician also works as a meditation teacher and multi-award-winning social entrepreneur within the field of wellbeing and mental health. Susan has performed her music for figures such as the Dalai Lama and the President of Ireland in Áras an Uachtaráin, with her eagerly-awaited first LP on the way.
Under her Susie Q moniker in 2018, Susan previously tackled the horrors of the Middle East's refugee crisis in the stirring video for her debut track ‘Home’.
The Lahinch-based singer-songwriter teamed up with veteran Irish music names for the song; Colm Mac Con Iomaire on violin (solo artist, The Frames, The Swell Season), Colm Quearney on guitar (The Square Pegs, Lír), Robbie Malone on bass (David Gray, Lír), Justin Carroll on piano (The Frames, Iron and Wine), and Graham Hopkins on drums (Therapy, The Frames, The Swell Season).
The poignant song was engineered by Ruth Kennington and Rían Trench, mastered by Grammy Award-winner David Odlum, and co-produced by Susan Quirke and Colm Quearney.
‘To the Bone’ is an uplifting, gentle track about drawing on the deep well of strength that is inside us when we need it. Quirke shares the message that no matter what pain is visible, we are stronger than we realise. Interwoven and encoded throughout the song is a blessing that captures all the elements that nature provides us with for healing: earth to ground, water to purify, fire to alchemise, wind to cleanse.
“Many people are experiencing deep pain, grief, loneliness and isolation as a result of the pandemic. In many ways suffering is part of the human journey, as is the tremendous courage, resilience and strength people can often demonstrate during tough times," Susan says of 'To The Bone'
"I wrote this song for someone in my life who was going through a difficult time. It was written as an invocation for them, calling on them to remember their power and strength. It’s also written as a balm to soothe people’s hearts and minds."
"It starts off quietly and then builds and builds to a full band sound, creating a call to the vast strength that lies deep within us all," Quirke adds.
"It contains a blessing encoded in the lyrics that sings to the elements of nature that we can receive healing from: earth, wind, fire, water. In moments of pain and grief, there is an ancient well we can draw on inside us... To the bone is a reminder of something we sometimes forget – that we’re strong to the bone.”
Pre-order 'Into the Sea album via Quirke's website here.
Listen to 'To The Bone' below: