Steady Hands Stream "We Will Rise" on New Noise Magazine! Posted 07 Aug 2014
Stream the new song "We Will Rise" off of Brandy Of The Damned over on New Noise Magazine! The official release date is August 19th, but you can re-order your copy of the EP physically or digitally now! Here's what Sean had to say about writing "We Will Rise."
“We Will Rise” is a song I wrote while on a trip to Ireland in September. The song started with a melody I would hum to myself on my many walks around the city of Dublin, and turned into what I intended as a simple, classic protest song. At the time I was writing a series of songs that were more political than anything I had before. While I wasn’t driving particularly into deep political issues, I wanted to write about the themes that I had dealt with most, specifically treatment and healthcare of the elderly, living and surviving in a working class, and religious pressure and intimidation. The arrangement resulted in a simple acoustic guitar and vocals, to which my pianist Andrew added both organ and acoustic piano. We wanted to make it sound as gospel as possible, which ironically is the first music he and I performed together growing up in catholic school.