The Monaghan, Clare and Dublin quartet of Kevin Murray, Hannah Ryan, Shay Sweeney and Robert Campbell create original and imaginative music by combining folk, classical and traditional influences with gruff and angelic vocal harmonies. The release of their self-titled debut E.P. in March 2016 saw them nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Pure M awards, winning The Last Mixed Tape's 'Readers EP of the Year' award and nominated for Best Song at the IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition for their ambient and emotive ballad ‘Don’t Need Me’. In 2020 Pine the Pilcrow are back with a bigger and more epic sound than before. With 3 singles planned over the next 12 months and also a tour around Ireland, the future looks bright for the band. If It's True is the first of of the three songs produced by Alex Borwick (Lankum,The Young Folk, Catfish & The Bottlemen).
It starts with an atmospheric piano and quiet vocals. Those who enjoy this kind of music already know what the strings can do to you emotionally and the cello in this case is no exception. Calling the deepest corners to be cleaned. We all need a good cry at times. Lyrically, there are raw, powerful lines such as the following in the chorus "if they all move on will I stand tall without you?"
The instrumental part has a heavy melancholic and sad vibe. The tempo picks up as we get to the chorus and everything builds up into a massive dramatic finale.