Gerry Carney releases new single
Mayo based troubadour Gerry Carney has just released his long awaited single ‘I Can See The Future In Your Eyes’, co-written with Irish legend Margo O Donnell and Chicago based singer-songwriter Joe McShane.
Gerry, who comes from Co.Mayo,Ireland, wrote ‘I Can See The Future In Your Eyes’ in tribute to his late brotherPaul Carney, who passed away in August 2014. Gerry recalls coming up with the concept for the song during the final days of his brother’s life but at the time was not in a position to write the song, so sent the idea to Joe McShaneand Margo, who he had previously met and written with whilst on tour in Chicago. After several email exchanges, the song was finally born and Gerry recorded the song recently at the Croft Studios, Athenry, Co.Galway.
Gerry, who is now established as one of Irelands finest singer-songwriters, after releasing his debut album ‘The Flame’ in 1995. He would go onto perform on RTE, joined by Irish Eurovision representative Niamh Kavanagh, and share the stage with artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Van Morrison and Brian Kennedy. He subsequently found success as a songwriter, dealing with the theme of emigration, after writing ‘Cottage By The Sea’ which was covered by a plethora of artists.
Gerry’s biggest success to date would come over a decade later, again dealing with the theme of emigration, when he recorded ‘Paddy’. The song was a tribute to Gerry’s late uncle PJ Kelly, but in a wider sense it became a voice for a whole generation of Irish diaspora, and the experiences and hardships they faced. The song proved successful in Irish communities throughout the world.
Gerry hopes that the new song, ‘I Can See The Future In Your Eyes’ will be embraced by his already faithful fans, but also introduce his music to new audiences who can relate to the universal themes of life, love and loss. He intends to take the song, and his brother’s memory, around the world during his tour dates in the year to come, where he will take in cities including New York, Chicago, Florida, New Jersey, Leeds, London, Birmingham, as well as many dates around Ireland.
Gerry said: “This song is an attempt to describe the unspoken message in the eyes of a loved one soon to depart to his eternal life.”
‘I Can See The Future In Your Eyes’ is released exclusively through Long Road Music, and will be available to purchase through www.gerrycarneymusic.com.