ARTIST:

SHOCK SORROW

(IRELAND)
TITLE:

THE HEART BLEEDS

(2021)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

ROCK

TAGS:
Acoustic, Folk, Intimist, Low vocals, Melancholic
"Music and creation can sometimes become the best remedy for what cannot be cured, Shock Sorrow is the living proof."
EASTWOOD (23.11.2021)  
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Rarely have an artist and an EP been so well named, unfortunately: in 2020, singer Keith Caffrey (ex-Black Svan) loses his fiancée in an accident and finds himself in the middle of a pandemic, locked in his home with no soothing contact or escape possible. What can he do to escape the pain? Write, compose, speak to the absent one through the creation of songs. When Keith met up with guitarist Steff Caffrey (ex Black Daisy), they decided to put together a joint project launched in 2010 called Shock Sorrow, the name seeming this time particularly appropriate to the ordeal suffered.

Quickly, the compositions take shape, Keith's acoustic guitar and voice entrusting the arrangements and production to Steff to write what could easily be in the line of Alice In Chains' EPs "Sap" and "Jar Of Flies".

Between harmonies and arpeggios ('Lament'), piano melodies calling for a little more appeasement ('Forever') and confessions of sadness and helplessness ('Die For You'), "The Heart Bleeds" suddenly takes an expected and beneficent flight with the last two tracks, 'Odin' and 'Raven'. Electricity appears, dragging with it a rhythm section that pushes the duo to rise again and again. Dark and necessary, the five tracks do more than describe the trials of grief. They allow to share the pain and sadness to transform it into something beautiful and sensitive.

Like a black rose blooming in the middle of a forest fire.


More informations on https://www.facebook.com/shocksorrowmusic/



SIMILAR BANDS:
ALICE IN CHAINS


TRACK LISTING:
01. Lament - 03:50
02. Forever - 04:09
03. Die For You - 02:38
04. Odin - 03:45
05. Raven - 03:50

LINEUP:
Keith Caffrey: Chant / Guitares / Basse
Steff Caffrey: Chant / Guitares / Basse
   
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