Thurles, County Tipperary
Bright Falls is the project of Thurles singer-songwriter Eddie McCormack, who blends Americana with alternative rock, while taking a narrative approach to songwriting in the vein of artists such as The War on Drugs, The Killers, Bruce Springsteen.
Shortly after the release of the debut EP ‘Logging’, Bright Falls, with a full band, were asked to open Feile ‘19 in Semple Stadium alongside Sinead O’Connor & The Stunning. Since then Bright Falls has supported artists The Frank & Walters, Ryan Sheridan & David Keenan.
‘The Widows Homes’ is a melancholic heartland rock song with 80’s style synth sounds mixed with swirling Leslie guitar tones, produced/mixed & mastered by Martin Quinn at JAM Studios (Aine Cahill, The Strypes).
The song recounts the aftermath of a love lost. The verses detailing the house in which the couple once shared together, which has now become derelict, symbolic of the relationship that the two share. The chorus sees the protagonist long for a reconciliation of the relationship which they know will never return, providing a sing along hook among the hopeless desperation the protagonist endures. ‘the Widows Homes’ is a heartbreaking tale that is both musically and lyrically refined. This story of anguish and torment is underlined by the lyric in the chorus: “I’d lay that old hourglass, on its side, so time stands still”.