Original Songs

A new song called Never Been Told and an edit of my tribute to Ireland called Ireland Bound:

 

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Dusting Off The Guitar

More Music

I got a bit of time to upload some new songs and other ones which I have had the chance to edit. Been a while since I have had the time to do so and it feels good to revisit songs which I haven’t listened to since I recorded them.

So here they are. Ranging from original songs (and an original song / story about the Irish Famine) and a few cover songs too.

I hope you like them.

Rumours (original song about the Irish Famine)

Last Night (acoustic cover of The Strokes song)

 

I’ll Meet You There One Day (original song for Palestine)

 

There Won’t Be Many Coming Home (Roy Orbison cover)

Hello (Adele Cover)

Rust (original)

Rivers Run Clear (original)

Junior Chills – All In Black

All In Black

This, again, is another one of the shortest songs I have put together. I remember at the time of writing this song I was listening to Johnny Cash ‘Highwayman’ so I guess this is my attempt at a tribute to him. I didn’t even want to attempt to replicate Cash’ singing style (as I have tried before and I sound shite) so I thought I would sing a little differently from my usual style and see how it sounds. I quite like it as it is different…it is a very basic chord structure in the song but I think that is what I like about it. A few Johnny Cash nods are clearly evident in the song so have a listen and see what you think.

I hope you like it.

D.M.

Junior Chills – Praying In The Stream

Praying In The Stream

I can’t seem to recall where the inspiration for this song came from. I think it was another case of strumming a few chords and the lyrics just followed suit. It’s a very simplistic song which I think focuses on changes in your life. I also the think the imagery is quite powerful…if you can imagine someone standing praying in a stream it would probably scare the shit out of you!

I hope you enjoy it

D.M.

‘Smell That Night’ -Original song by Junior Chills

Junior Chills – Smell That Night

‘Smell That Night’ is one of the eight songs from the album ‘Eight New Roses’. I have wrote previously about how this song was created and the influences for writing the song but I like it so much that I wanted to put it online. I didn’t realise that by creating and distributing an album through a site that I would have no control over how much people would have to buy it for. I think next time I will write a handful of songs and put them onto WordPress in one block as an album…that means they’ll be on YouTube and SoundCloud for free. Well this is the start of me doing that process for my first album…

I hope you like it as much as I do. It does sound different from my usual singing / playing  but I think that’s a good thing.

Let me know what you think 🙂

P.S. The video was randomly created by free online footage of World War One…although the song has absolutely nothing to do with WWI I thought it looked pretty different…

D.M.

 

Junior Chills – Someday (cover)

Someday (The Strokes – Cover)

I think it was timely to do a cover of The Strokes song ‘Someday’ since my wife and I are patiently awaiting the arrival of our first child hopefully arriving ‘someday’ soon. Continuing with the baby theme I decided to start the song with the heartbeat which we had recorded at an ante natal appointment. It wasn’t at all necessary to put this in but for my own personal gratification I wanted to add it in to add that sentimental touch to the song.

This is an alternative acoustic cover of The Strokes song but one which I think comes together nicely. I recorded another of their songs before but I wasn’t too happy with the recording quality (even though I put it online anyway) so I thought I would try my hand at another of their songs. It probably won’t be the last cover of theirs either if I am being honest.

I obviously don’t own the rights to the video which was created, which is the official video of The Strokes song, that’s why I put a filter on the video to show that just like my version of the song is different from their original so too is the video.

Anyway. Here it is. My cover of ‘Someday’ by The Strokes.

D.M.

 

Junior Chills – Back Down South (of Ireland)

Back Down South (of Ireland)

While practising the Kings of Leon song ‘Back Down South’, I thought that I would put my own lyrics to the song and make it about Ireland. I’ll not get into the geography / politics (which do indeed come hand in hand) of the situation but I thought I would amend the song to look at visiting the Republic of Ireland i.e. going back down south.

In the song I discuss Luke Kelly, Christy Moore, the Garda, Food, Culchies and the Euros. Maybe it can be my own song for Ireland at the Euros this year.

Fuck it. This is my song for Ireland at the Euros this year.

I hope you like it.

D.M.