- 30 Jan 02
Damien Rice has just released his debut solo album and says he's already 'making it'. Pilau talk: Fiona Reid
“I’m really happy,” declares Damien Rice, who, sitting in the south of France, staring up at the big blue sky, is anticipating the imminent release his debut album O. After an ever-extending period of recording that had eager fans on tenterhooks, two-years later Damien’s absolutely ecstatic with the finished product. “ I’m delighted with the record,” he enthuses. “It’s exactly what I wanted to create, something I feel happy listening to over and over.”
Rice and his band are in Cannes to perform at the Midem 2002 festival, one of Europe’s largest music industry showcases.
“It’s exactly like it looks on the telly,” he says. “Beaches, hills, posh hotels. We’re not here with any specific purpose in mind, it’s just a bit of a holiday before our tour.”