- 06 May 21
The critically acclaimed County Down singer takes us to church with her politically charged latest single.
Hot Press are especially pleased to premiere the brand new video from genre-spanning performer Brigid O’Neill.
‘Prayers’ is a potent and passionate protest song which sees the critically acclaimed artist tackle Big Brother’s seduction and bullying of the masses. A county and folk flecked foot stomper if ever there was one, the single serves as both a warning and a rallying cry.
Co-written with her friend, fellow artist and Hot Press Lockdown Sessions alumnus Matt McGinn, ‘Prayers’ is a cathartic, chart-friendly future live favourite and gives fans plenty to chew on as anticipation builds for her forthcoming sequel to 2017 album Touchstone.
“‘Prayers’ is a song with a lot of attitude and not a small measure of anger,” says Brigid. “Big Brother comes in so many guises-everything from the Church, to our favourite social media platforms, to a government that falls far short of what it says it’s going to do. There is often a great attraction to these things-a seduction and a temptation to be part of them. The song expresses scepticism that no amount of prayers can save you from the clutches of such once you are sucked in.”
Directed by Ciara McMullan, the video also features appearances from Nashville-based musicians Neilson Hubbard (drums), Joshua Britt (mandolin), Eamon McLaughlin (fiddle), Dean Marold (bass) and Emmylou Harris’ main guitarist Will Kimbrough, as well as the aforementioned McGinn.
Full of heart, soul and hooks, you can check out the video from this talented story-teller below: