- 05 Feb 24
Watch the accompanying video for the song below.
Former Revelino man Bren Berry reflects on fate and mortality with his latest guitar-pop number ‘Hairpin Bends’. The romantic tune is artfully put together, rife with tender harmonies and lavish strings courtesy of the Orphan Quartet.
Produced by Gavin Glass, the release follows up from Berry’s lauded debut single ‘Winter Song’. Having spent a lifetime in the music industry as a fan, musician, and promoter, the Dubliner has taken a while to start writing his own songs – and it’s certainly been worth the wait.
“I wrote Hairpin Bends when I was recovering from coronary heart surgery, but I would like to think that it builds and shines with a sense of conviction and the joy that I feel about rediscovering music,” said Berry.
“It is a celebration of resilience and recovery and reflects on sadness, self-doubt, dead-ends and turning points with a bitter-sweet sense of optimism and hope.
“Sometimes we need to walk away from things, but we can also find our way back, even the longest way - in my case, I have found myself back making music over 20 years after I walked away!”
Accompanying the single is a video directed by one of the songwriters’s favourite artists, Steve Simpson.
“I first fell in love with Steve Simpson's art when I discovered his work ‘On Raglan Road’ through the good people at Dublin's Damn Fine Print,” continued Berry.
“I'm really drawn to the ‘heart’ imagery that is a regular feature in his work and really felt it would be the perfect visual representation of the song.”