New Release: Rosie Carney – Bare / Thousand ft. Lisa Hannigan

Rosie Carney has unveiled her new single, Thousand, featuring acclaimed artist Lisa Hannigan. The track is the fourth to be released from her highly-anticipated debut album, Bare, which is set for release on January 25th

Take a listen to Thousand, below…

Of the deeply personal track, Carney notes, “The past few years have been quite a struggle for my family, my mum especially. She’s currently a full-time caregiver for my grandmother (her mother) who is sadly suffering severely with dementia, and has been for quite a while now. We call it the long goodbye as every day a little piece of her leaves us. It’s hard to witness a woman that was once so strong be as vulnerable as a child, but even throughout this struggle, kindness and love have never been absent”

Regarding the collaboration with Hannigan, one of her musical idols, she continues, “In the past my songs have mainly been on acoustic guitar, but on ‘Thousand’ we introduced drums, bass and cello. When it came time for vocals, I tried harmonizing with myself, which I do on most songs, but it didn’t feel like quite enough…I wanted something richer and deeper. Just before I began recording, I met Lisa at a festival we both played in Cork. She has a big influence of mine since before I can remember. I was, and still am, pinching myself over the fact that she agreed when I sent her ‘Thousand.’ I can’t imagine anything more perfect than singing it with a woman whose musical footsteps I aspire to follow. It is such a huge deal to me”

Carney was born in Hampshire, England and at 10 years old moved to Donegal on the northwest coast of Ireland. She was inspired by the rugged and picturesque landscapes of her new home and began writing music. At 15 she left school in Donegal to showcase her work in New York and Los Angeles, and was signed to a major label shortly thereafter. In 2013 she received widespread attention with a performance on Ireland’s leading live music TV series Other Voices. That same year she played London’s Bushstock, the first of many high profile festival billings including Latitude in the U.K., Electric Picnic in Ireland, Seven Layers in Amsterdam and SXSW in Austin. Recently she supported Haux on a 28-date tour of 12 countries, including the U.S. and Canada

Upcoming tour dates are as follows…

Oct 23 – Dublin – National Concert Hall
Oct 25 – Brussels – AB Club
Nov 05 – Amsterdam – Roode Bioscope
Nov 07 – Dortmund – FZW
Nov 08 – Berlin – Urban Spree
Nov 09 – Munich – Happel & Ettich
Nov 11 – Baden – Royal
Nov 12 – Winterthur – Salzhaus
Nov 15 – London – Oslo
Nov 16 – Bristol – Rough Trade
Nov 28 – Barcelona – Sidecar
Nov 29 – Madrid – Costello Club
Dec 01 – San Sebastian – La Cripta de Covent Garden