- 05 Jun 20
Mick Flannery has announced his upcoming seventh studio album, 'Alive - Cork Opera House', due to be released on July 24, 2020.
All proceeds from the album are to be shared among the band and crew who have sadly lost work during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit the creative industries especially hard.
Following Flannery's self-titled album one year ago, which charted at number one, the award-winning Cork singer-songwriter is readying fans for his seventh outing.
The double-platinum selling artist has been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell, who inspired Flannery to master his storytelling, musical craft.
Recorded in front of a sold out audience at Cork Opera House in 2019, the 17-track album will feature stand out songs 'Wasteland,' 'Boston','Red to Blue', 'I Own You...', as well as playful interludes 'Brad Pitt from the Neck Down' and 'Dead Thing Missing,' - written by Mick’s friend Andrew House for their "Side Project" Christy Skulls.
The fully independent release will be utilised to help Flannery's band and crew get back on their feet following the current health crisis worldwide.
“I’m very glad this album is coming out, I think it showcases the talents of the people I’m lucky to share stages with," Mick said.
"I’ve been playing music with this band for quite a while now and this was a particularly nice night to capture on a recording. We had done a tour of promoting a new album and we were familiar with the whole set, new and old.
"Things happen in live gigs that don’t happen so easily in studio settings, the atmosphere of the room and the audience plays in, perhaps a home-crowd helped also. I think this album captures the in-the-moment spontaneity of the musicians, and that’s great to hear," he added.
This project is also a profit share, all profits will be divided equally amongst the musicians and engineers. Thank you.”
“MASI fight for the dignity of people in, what I see as a very ugly system, direct provision,” Mick said, commenting on the controversial plight of asylum seekers in Ireland.
Since the release of his last record in July 2019, Mick has performed nearly 100 shows between Ireland, the UK, USA, and Canada and has shown no signs of slowing down.
Pre-order Mick Flannery’s seventh album Alive - Cork Opera House 2019 here.