Wallis Bird recently released, “Life Is Long”, the fourth single from her upcoming album, “Woman”, her sixth album is due for release on the 27th of September. The acclaimed singer/songwriter is now based in Germany but grew up in Galbally and Enniscorthy.
Caoimhe Kenny spoke to her early this morning in the picturesque, Redmond Park, in Wexford town.
Wallis Bird plays the Wexford Opera House on Friday, November 22, 2019– tickets available from the link below https://lantern.ticketsolve.com/shows/873602711
SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM “WOMAN” OUT SEPT 27TH
“Soul Slamming” – Parade Magazine
“Wallis Bird is back and in her power” – TodayFM
“Great composition, meaty subject, heavy song”- Refinery29
On 6th September, Wallis Bird released ‘Life Is Long’, her fourth single taken from the upcoming album “Woman”.
‘Life Is Long’ is an anthemic recollection of a family weekend in the West of Ireland which encompasses a vital carpe diem mindset – “Life is long / But the time is short.” In ‘Life Is Long’, Wallis has captured a significant moment in time, and offers it as a gift to her parents. A weekend of laughing, eating and good company sees Wallis sentimental about her parents; noting how fortunate she is to have the relationship they have. The song even begins with a recording of her parents from that very trip.
Wallis is not one to shy away from expressing her feelings, and she believes that actions speak louder than words. A lot has inspired her since her last album; “The world has changed a lot, and I’ve changed with it. The #MeToo movement, Repeal the 8th, marriage equality in Australia, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Brexit, the rise of racism, the death of countless musical icons, the environmental crisis.”
Woman – written and almost exclusively performed by Bird, with regular associate Marcus Wüst as co-producer – represents Bird’s transparent attempt to speak out against injustice and counteract apathy through bold, blunt confessionals. “Like most artists, I’ve probably shirked my responsibilities at times so as not to rock any boats,” she reveals. “But I decided it was time to change that.” Her goal now is to animate and agitate, and Woman – eleven songs long but 37 minutes short, pointed, powerful, and packed with truths and levity – does just that. More significantly, it insists that our lives are intertwined with inescapable consequences.
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