Dublin indie folk rock band, Blue Fish Diamond were formed in 2016 by Jim Murphy, released their debut album From Dark to Light in 2018 and Hotpress described it as “essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt”. Their music has been played on radio stations across Ireland, including on RTÉ Radio 1, Radio Nova, Cork’s Red FM, KCLR and Shannonside/Northern Sound. They're also a staple of the Irish live scene having played Electric Picnic, Whelans, The Workmans and The Grand Social to name a few. With several singles and an album planned for 2021, Jim Murphy (rhythm guitar & lead vocals), Shay Sweeney (drums), Ronan Quinn (bass), Laura Ryder (piano), Axel McDonald (lead guitar), Matilda O'Mahony (backing vocals), Ella Ryan (backing vocals), aka Blue Fish Diamond, are a band to keep a firm eye on as they are sure to rise the ranks over the coming months. Their new single Sunshine In My Brain was produced by Gavin Glass in Orphan Recording studios.
Even the title suggests positive outlook on life, everything depends on the mindset. The song starts with gentle drums, the piano rings beautifully through, letting the image of the morning sun in. And there's no better thing than seeing the sunshine at the start of your day. We all hope the sun will shine again after the darkness passes. This goes together with the saying that everybody around you is going through stuff you know nothing about. We all know these ups and downs of life.
Jim Murphy's vocal guide us firmly through the song that gradually picks up the tempo as it builds up to the powerful ending with the strings. Overall, there is a hopeful message in the song to keep our heads up. The lyrics contrast with the melancholic instrumentation, courtesy mainly of Laura Ryder on piano. This track will bring some sunshine into your life even on cold winter day.
Artwork: Mark Keogh