- 29 Jan 21
The Dublin indie rock five-piece break into 2021 with the third release on their upcoming 'Hope, Amongst Other Things' EP.
Dublin outfit Somebody's Child have shared their latest track, 'The Lover' - taken from their forthcoming sophomore EP.
Cian Godfrey started Somebody’s Child in late-2018 as a means of exploring his voice as a songwriter, inhabiting and exploring a variety of musical styles and sounds.
A groundbreaking voice in the Dublin music scene, the five-piece has since become one of the hottest prospects in Ireland. The band have recently announced a spring headline tour, showing their ever-growing ambitions to cement themselves as one of the country's biggest live acts.
Somebody's Child's latest offering - 'The Lover' - is the third release on their upcoming four-track EP, Hope, Amongst Other Things.
The track is driven by Godrey's emotive and careworn lead vocals, giving the sense of a momentous aggression that slowly emerges as the song progresses. The lyrics are written in a similar vein to their previous works, placing the listener in the head of a man in existential crisis, frantically searching for meaning amongst the chaos, which carries the track to an emotive crescendo.
Sonically, ‘The Lover’ plays to the modern rock 'n' roll influenced side of Somebody's Child, with the track's tone being underpinned by the anthemic guitar melodies and driving bass hooks of Cian's musical counterparts.
The bandleader's dystopian anxieties mix with an exhausted annoyance with social media culture. Despite these gripes, Cian manages to hold onto a sense of hope that the current state of chaotic discord will soon pass.
"'The Lover' is probably the heaviest track I've ever written. It was written from a place of utter turmoil, which is quite obvious from the way I sing in it," lead-singer Cian Godfrey explains.
"Its message is one of anti-capitalism, anti-consumerism or what have you; a statement against the Status Quo. It's supposed to make people stop and actually listen, in a world where people's attention is being sold to the highest bidder. It's quite different to our other stuff, but that's entirely the point. If it shocks you it's done what it's supposed to. Make of it what you will."
Listen to 'The Lover' below: