- 26 Aug 20
"You know when someone is in your life every day, and you start getting annoyed by little things they might say or do; it's about wishing you could have those things back. What you once considered ‘Idle Words’, you'd give anything to hear again."
Clonakilty native Míde Houlihan has teamed up with Mick Flannery to release her newest single, 'Idle Words'. As part of IASCA's (Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors) latest songwriting initiative, Míde was paired with Flannery in a songwriting camp which also included Canadian producer Danny Ledwell.
The simple, languid song is about taking someone since-gone for granted, and was written during the pandemic over video call. “I didn't really know what to expect as I began this experience," Míde explains in a statement. "It's definitely new territory writing a song over a video call. But as soon as we started it felt very natural, we agreed pretty quickly on what subject we wanted to write about, and then went off for 15 minutes at a time to write lyrics and call each other again.
"Mick had a lovely chord progression worked out and soon after that the song was ready. I'm really proud to have been a part of something like this.”
Listen to the track below.