- 06 Dec 23
The former Revelino guitarist and backing vocalist released his debut solo track last week.
The area holds special significance for the former Revelino guitarist, whose family grew up there.
"Winter Song felt like a particularly big breakthrough for me and a key moment to finding my voice," Bren says of the single. "I had recorded a little chiming tribute to The Velvet Underground on my phone during lockdown called I.V.U. I sat down with it one-night last year when I was struggling with some health issues, and it just quickly blossomed into a very tender love song for my wife and a love letter to Dublin's Liberties especially The Iveagh Buildings where my Mother was from. I had so many amazing times there when I was younger, and this connection adds resonance to my relationship with Vicar St in The Liberties where I have spent the last 25 years working behind the curtain in with so many incredible artists and crew.
"My friends at SoFFT Productions have made a beautiful, evocative video which really captures the personal poignancy of the song for me."
The music video, shot in black and white, is a gorgeously stylised montage of Berry travelling through the Liberties. Berry and the SoFFt Productions team worked to transform the Vicar Street venue into a homage to the Liberties and the streets that surround it, providing a fittingly moving tribute to the area.
Check out the exclusive Hot Press music video premiere for Bren Berry's new single 'Winter Song' below!