Music from the Heart

Strings & Things - Take the Time (single)

Strings & Things are a four-piece neo-trad band based in Tipperary with one member in Galway who meld genres of rock, folk, pop, and trad to create their unique sound. They have been entertaining the audiences with energetic live performances, a huge repertoire of traditional music, and thoughtful, innovative original music. Their second album dubbed “The Unsolicited Dance” was released . The band is currently managed by Impact Promotions Ireland.

Take The Time tells a story of a musician's perspective of being a band on the road. It talks about how sometimes even when you are out and about, doing what you love, it can also take its toll on you both mentaly and physically. It also speaks quite freely of the wonder that the gigging road holds. Seeing new places, meeting new people and just enjoying the world as it's being presented to you. The single will be the third edition of the band’s current project.

"Take The Time originally featured on the first original album, Turbulence in 2017. With the meaning behind the lyrics of the song, I felt that it deserved a bright, wholesome sound. I found using the guitar as my guide in the middle, and pairing it with a warm bass tone and sharp mandolin tone that it would sit evenly in the mix, and it did! My favorite part of the whole track is just before the last chorus where everything is in full swing and how the mandolin, which I used light distortion on, paired with the “Oohs” really helped to deliver a totally magical music extravaganza."band percussionist and backing vocalist Eoin Shelly says,  “This song was an interesting one to write. Mainly because it was written while sitting on the side of a lonely road on a very rainy night as I waited for a music session to finish up. I just sat back a thought about my gigging life at the time and it's amazing when you start putting pen to paper, how quick the story unfolds’’

Take The Time is the third installment off their highly anticipated Re: Works EP. What starts as a slow, almost nostalgic piece turns intro an upbeat and danceable number as we go further into the song. Every musician knows the road can be a lonely place and we all need to learn from the ups and downs life on the road brings. The lead singer's poweful vocal guides through, like a flashlight on an unknown road.

"The days on the road

our mind tends to wonder

take in the journey"

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