Music from the Heart

Owen Denvir - Bones (EP)

With over 200,000 streams on Spotify, combined video views of over 2 million, music shared by Coldplay and supporting the legend Dodie......Belfast born Owen Denvir at only 30 has asserted himself as one of the finest singer songwriters around. He has released two ouf of three EPs in the last few years. When complete, this trilogy will form his debut album. Each of the EPs has it own theme. As Denvir says, the EP trilogy idea is based on Sigmund Freud's theory that personality is a sum of 3 parts: the Id (acting on raw impulse), the Ego (being terrified of consequences) and the Superego (the balance between the two). The first EP ("Sticks") deals with loss and delusion and the impulsive decisions we make while in the spell of 'love'. The second ("Stones") being a more confident but brash take on love, and finally the last EP ("Bones") is when you have the balance between the two, which mostly leads to more healthy relationship.

Loud & Clear is an upbeat track which deals with a finished relationship yet the singer doesn't want it to end and he's still hoping for a spark. Denvir's distinctive accent comes across nicely. He's always used his own voice not trying to sound like anybody else and this song and everything that follows is no exception.

Summer is a gentle piano based love song. There is romance in the air as you listen. Also, quite appropriately to the title, you feel the rays of sunshine getting through. The strings add another layer, creating an orchestral arrangement.

My World, previously released as a single, contains many elements you can find in a relationship. Love, desire, almost an obsession to some degree. Emotions are pouring out of every note in this track but also a realization that sometimes the object of our affection may not be the right one for us. At the beginning we are overwhelmed and blinded by the feelings and it takes time to discover the reality.

The Lighthouse is a dark atmospheric track, the piano brightens the mood a little. Denvir's delicate vocal, wailing at times, guides us through and brings unsettling feeling, seemingly appropriate to the storyline. His lyrics paint a vivid picture and show his abilities as a writer.

"he wanted freedom, he wanted to be alone, he wanted something he couldn't find at home"

Artwork: Liz Wade

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