- 18 Aug 20
New album 'The Hill' features Girl Band’s Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox on drums & double bass, Daniel Fitzpatrick (Badhands, The Mighty Stef) on guitar & Keys and Jill Redmond on vocals.
Dublin-based singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna has shared his brand new single, 'Colosseum' - the second track from his forthcoming album, The Hill.
Hanna’s third album will be released via Strange Brew, and is scheduled to be released on October 16, 2020.
“Colosseum is a Doo Wop song about Gladiators, or more specifically a song that deals with feeling out of step in a world not made for you," Hanna said of the new track.
"You're welcome to read into the allegories, but I’d be just as happy if you took the words literally and treated it as the rock n roll anthem for Gladiators, your call!”.
The record was produced by Daniel Fox and the artwork was designed by Jill Redmond.
Following the release of his supergroup Autre Monde's debut album, The Imaginary Museum, earlier this year, Paddy Hanna returned in May of this year with his first single off the new album, 'Cannibals'.
“We lost ourselves on The Hill, Daniel, Daniel, Adam and I," Paddy says.
Hanna's seemingly endless spell of isolation was spent banging sheet metal, rusted hubcaps and blistering our fingers through non-stop recording.
The Hill is an internal musical about how the past and the present exist at the same time in our minds.
"It deals with the struggles of mental health, the sometimes difficult search for happiness and the moral conflict of growing up in Catholic Ireland," Hanna says of the album's subject matter.
"As a listener I want you to take a seat inside my head, to smell the West Cork air, to feel the gravel under your feet," he continues.
"In order to get this we set up ambient mics outside our makeshift studio to capture the natural landscape, we wandered boatyards and an abandoned train station recording old bits of metal we would clang, to give the album a sense of place. Sonically we also wanted to step away from the String sections used on Leafy Stiletto, opting instead to create melodies and tones using vocals and synthesisers.
"Most importantly however, I just wanted to put the past behind me on this record, I wanted to leave it on the hill. I hope you enjoy my therapy”.
The Hill is available to pre-order now on all digital platforms.
Check out the video for 'Colosseum' below: