- 21 May 21
Delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Raging Sons’ yet to be titled debut album is now slated for release in August 2021.
Merging gritty, alternative rock with modern, dark synth-pop, Raging Sons have made waves in recent months. Having rormed and reformed over several years, this final line up of Fint Tynan on vocals, Colum Kelly on guitar, Damien Ruddy on bass and drummer Adam Reeves have been working on their inaugural album since 2018; a medley of powerful rock 'n' roll numbers, spine-tingling ballads and driving synth-pop.
The group pulls from influences such as Muse, U2, The Killers, The Slow Readers Club and Nothing But Thieves. Over the past eight years, Raging Sons played the Olympia theatre just months after their conception, supported major acts such as Scouting for Girls, The Riptide Movement, and Delorentos, won UL’s annual Battle of the Bands in 2015 and were featured on Today FM with Fergal Darcy.
The act later experienced conflicts, creative differences, member changes and disbandment. Throughout the journey, the band released their ‘Lust’ EP in 2015, along with their self-titled single. In 2018, the band began writing their new album, with the first recording sessions taking place in 2019.
Raging Sons have now arrived with their ambitious third single, break-up track ‘Someone Else’s Love’.
On its surface, ‘Someone Else’s Love’ tells the story of a painful end to a relationship. At its core, though, is a song about the realisation of being stuck in a place that you don’t belong and an exploration of the complicated feelings that accompany the loss of something that you needed to leave behind.
Sonically, ‘Someone Else’s Love’ is a departure from the Sons’ signature blend of alt-rock and synth-pop as they venture into more melodic waters. The ballad takes the listener on an emotional rollercoaster which mirrors its themes - starting with delicate sounds, steadily building to a crescendo with raw vocals, ambient guitar, big drums, poignant violin and eventually cascading with elegant piano.
Check out the powerful video for ‘Someone Else’s Love’ below: