- 01 Apr 21
The visuals for 'The Sound of Heartbreak' feature high-speed driving shots - set during the pensive time of night where memories come flooding back - and directed by Keelan Murphy.
Hot Press are delighted to premiere the brand new music video for Irish musician Gavin Murphy's latest offering, 'The Sound of Heartbreak'.
The nostalgic track is the follow up single to his debut album 45 RPM (Replay Past Memories), which was made RTÉ Radio 1's Album of the Week upon its release.
In his review of the project for Hot Press, Tadhg Larabee commented that Murphy’s first solo offering is strongest "when it embraces these 1980’s influences, wrapping listeners in jangly guitars and bittersweet, echoey melodies."
Living on Ireland’s north-west coast, Gavin Murphy hails from Dublin’s North Side. His debut album was recorded and produced by Gavin in his Sligo home studio, and made an impact once it arrived on the scene.
Speaking about the meaning behind ‘The Sound of Heartbreak’, Gavin says:
“Heartbreak is a rite of passage that nobody escapes. You suffer from it, you inflict it - don’t kid yourself otherwise. It will keep happening until you learn from it and finally make peace with the scars.”
Producer Ger McDonnell (U2, Def Leppard) worked with Murphy on the uptempo, guitar-filled song, along with Robbie Malone (David Gray) on bass, Paul Byrne on drums and Saoirse Kavanagh on backing vocals.
Gavin is the lead guitarist and band manager of successful Smiths tribute band These Charming Men - formed in 1995.
Watch the atmospheric video below: