Cormac Nesson


Cormac Neeson’s stunning White Feather album will be reissued on Friday May 15th in both CD and Vinyl format on Social Family Records. The new CD version consists of 16 tracks including two brand new studio recordings, three bonus tracks a new radio mix of lead single Do Something Today. Originally released only as a 10 track limited edition, White Feather was a top 5 album in the official UK Country Rock charts and received critical acclaim across the board, one that will sit easily alongside the classic singer – songwriter narrative albums. Single “Do Something Today” has been given a fresh new mix and will be released on March 16th, along with a new video for the single.

Cormac states: “I’m thrilled to have White Feather reissued by Social Family Records as a brand new package including our long-awaited Vinyl 12” not to mention two brand new recordings! This has been long journey for me and I can’t wait for May with the release and UK headline shows.”

CD White Feather track listing
White Feather
Do Something Today (Album Mix)
Don’t Wait Up
Broken Wing
Sweet Gentle Love
Oh Son
Song That Lives Forever
Look Down On Me
Artefact
Home To Me
Everywhere But Here (Bonus Track)
What You Do To Me (Bonus Track)
Whole Again (Bonus Track)
Sometimes You Gotta Make A Change (New Recording)
Blue Beyond The Grey (New Recording)
Do Something Today (Radio Mix)

Cormac Nesson

 

Biography
Cormac Neeson, the lead singer of Northern Irish rock band The Answer, blazed the road to rock ‘n’ roll glory for the better part of a decade, touring the world, sharing stage supports with the likes of AC/DC and The Rolling Stones, achieving both fan and peer respect as not only an outstanding vocalist but consummate performer. Yet, recessed deep within his creative subconscious lay his Dylan destiny, a Celtic storytelling muse that gnawed for release from the straight jacket of rock ‘n’ roll.

It is well documented that the last The Answer record Solas (2016), arrived unexpectedly, borne from moments of solitude, darkness and desperation. This was in part inspired by Neeson’s journey from the edge of personal trauma as he overcame his first-born son Dabhog’s premature, life-threatening and complicated birth. Following Solas, Neeson decided it was finally time to reach for something different.

Following three intensive songwriting trips to the USA over a period of 15 months, the album was recorded 2018 in Nashville at the legendary Studio 19, now the Sound Kitchen. Cormac immersed himself in the rich musical history of both the studio and the city, channelling a re-energised creativity working with some of the finest Nashville musicians including Steve Grossman on drums (Gibson Miller band, India Arie), Doug Kahan on bass (Cody Johnson) and John Heinrich on Pedal Steel (Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, and Tammy Wynette).

Following the album tracking, he returned to complete dubbing and mixing in Belfast where he brought in some of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians to help with final arrangements. The result is a powerful blend of two diverse and rich musical cultures, a Celtic Nashville concoction connected by Neeson’s unique vocal tones and songwriting prowess, performing songs co-written with leading USA and Nashville country songwriters including 2016 Tennessee songwriter of the year Corey Lee Barker; Steve O Brien, Blue Miller, Chase Akers, Blake Densmore and Allen McKendree Palmer who between them have sold in excess of 30 million songs.

In Feb 2019, Neeson became a brand ambassador for the learning disability charity, Mencap NI, a partnership that stemmed from Mencap’s instant connection with the lyrics of the song Broken Wing. In 2014, his son Dabhóg was born three months prematurely with Down’s Syndrome and the impact of that life-changing experience had such a lasting and profound effect that Neeson sought solace in penning an autobiographical and emotional account of his inner thoughts and what it’s like to bring up a child with disability. It’s no surprise then that much of the powerful subject matter of White Feather album is rooted in the life-changing events of the past five years.

Links
https://www.cormacneeson.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/cormacneesonsolo

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