David Hope - Lovers Leap (Coast of Clare) (single)
David Hope is a Clare based singer – songwriter. ‘...and the Sea’ will be Hope’s fifth studio album release. Hope has toured extensively in both his native Ireland and mainland Europe, averaging in excess of 200 shows per year. During this time, Hope has built a reputation as one of the very best live performers on the touring circuit today. ‘Lovers Leap (Coast of Clare)’ is the highly anticipated first single from aforementioned album. It is released globally on Swiss music label, TOURBOmusic.
The track is an atmospheric ode to Hope's home county of Clare and its Atlantic coastline, "So wild and so strong". The song speaks to a reawakening of a deep connection and passion for County Clare’s captivating mystery: "My eyes opened wide and I saw with pride, what I'd loved for so long".
The song draws inspiration from a visit to the stunning Loophead Peninsula, where a young Hope spent many summers fishing and exploring. The track was recorded at Monique Studios in Midleton, Co. Cork. The single was engineered and produced by the renowned Christian Best, who also provides the mesmerising drums and percussion for the track. Hope is joined by both international and homegrown musicians, Stefanie Hess (Switzerland) and Kealan Kenny (Ireland). Internationally acclaimed, Stefanie Hess, provides double bass and celebrated session musician, Kealan Kenny, performs on electric guitar and slide. The track was mastered by Grammy nominated mixing and mastering engineer, Philip Shaw Bova.
There is the fresh sea breeze felt throughout the song yet what's felt the most is the love. This is a heartwarming track celebrating a place dear to one's heart. The sea awakens the senses, connects us with ourselves, the nature feeds the soul. Hope's deep warm vocal is like a welcoming hug, embracing us and making us feel safe.
"take my hand and I'll bring you there, to the edge of the world, to the coast of Clare"
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