Dublin-based songwriter Paddy Hanna has just revealed ‘Sinatra’, the third track from his forthcoming album ‘The Hill’.
‘Sinatra’ is out now on all digital platforms. ‘The Hill’, which will be released in just under a month on October 16th, is available to pre-order via https://www.strangebrew.ie/.
As Paddy explains about the new single – “I was given an Italian Chord Organ from a friend as a gift, it was built in the early 60s and I was really rather taken by its sound, a sort of airy creakiness. When I sat down to play it for the first time I wrote ‘Sinatra’, which is I suppose a sort of Italian Murder ballad. I’m not sure why I would write such a song to be honest, I may have been in a vengeful mood, or perhaps the Chord Organ had some dark secrets and wanted to channel them through my fingers! “e may never know.”
The album features Girl Band’s Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox on Drums & Double Bass, Daniel Fitzpatrick (Badhands, The Mighty Stef) on guitar & Keys and Jill Redmond on Vocals. The record was produced by Daniel Fox and the artwork was designed by Jill Redmond.
Paddy talks about the album – “We lost ourselves on ‘The Hill’, Daniel, Daniel, Adam and I, a seemingly endless spell of isolation spent banging sheet metal, rusted hubcaps and blistering our fingers through non stop recording.
‘The Hill’ is an internal musical about how the past and the present exist at the same time in our minds. It deals with the struggles of mental health, the sometimes difficult search for happiness and the moral conflict of growing up in Catholic Ireland.
Most importantly however, I just wanted to put the past behind me on this record, I wanted to leave it on the hill. I hope you enjoy my therapy.”
Hanna’s third album will be released via Strange Brew.
1.The Last of Their Kind
3. A Strange Request
5. My Ladybird
7. Howling At The Duke of York
8. My Wise Addiction
9. The Hill
10. Jog On Shall We