- 12 Jun 23
The songwriter's debut EP, Brighter Side of Sorrow, is available now on streaming services.
Wicklow-native Mark Caplice has released his first ever EP, Brighter Side of Sorrow. It follows the single, 'I Hope You Find Happiness', which acted as the announcement for the EP.
'I Hope You Find Happiness' signals the tone for Brighter Side of Sorrow, being an uplifting song with a poignant message of support for those effected by emigration and loss. Caplice has dedicated the work to the memory of his mother Deirdre, who passed in January this year.
"At the core, the song is about losing someone, and wishing them the best for their next chapter," the singer-songwriter comments. "A brother, a lover and a family member all left my life at the same time in different ways and it’s a message of love to each of them."
"It’s also an important part of my new EP Brighter Side of Sorrow. That period of my life heavily formed who I am today. It showed me how fickle life is and how nothing is permanent so 'I Hope You Find Happiness' is an integral part of the Brighter Side of Sorrow."
On this six-track EP, Caplice co-produced tracks with Gavin Glass, Scott Halliday, and Kieran Lane with Philip McGee on mixing duties.
Caplice caught the attention of the music industry with his debut single 'Catch a Tear' in 2022. Accompanied by a truly inventive video captured by Kodaline’s Jay Boland, Caplice went on to write and produce the popular follow-up single titled 'All In Your Head'.
Both singles received extensive support across Irish and UK radio including live interviews and performances on RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Sports Scotland.
Just before the close of 2022, Caplice's music caught the attention of the The Recording Academy, who present the GRAMMYs. They invited him to be a featured guest on their Reimagined at Home series, where singer delivered a truly unique and stirring cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 'The Chain' on piano accompanied by a brass ensemble and atmospheric percussion.
The video received over 10,000 views in 24 hours catching the attention of Fleetwood Mac’s guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, as well as members of The Lumineers and Sam Fender’s band.
In the summer of 2022, Mark played a number of sold-out shows across Ireland, the UK and Germany including a headline show at The Workman's Cellar, Dublin, where his mother was seated in the front row.
- 08 Dec 23