By Hannah Wallace-Jones
Irish singer songwriter Karrie and guitarist Jimmy Smyth will release Home Thoughts on 28th August 2020.
The album, which was recorded remotely, is a collection of covers of some of the pair’s favourite songs.
“At first, Jimmy and I did this as a socially distant, social media experiment” said Karrie.
But as it took ‘legs’ of its own, I realised that the combination of our aesthetic, along with the reaction from people in lockdown, defined what an album is for. It’s a reflection in music of a certain time and place in our lives.”
Their covers of songs such as Rod Stewart’s ‘You Wear It Well’ and classics from the likes of Elton John became a hit online, growing to over 250k views.
Each song was recorded remotely, with Karrie recording on her iPhone in Kerry and Jimmy with his guitar and banjo in his studio in Dublin.
“It was overwhelming and very inspiring… a project like this demonstrates a shared understanding of just how powerful and healing great, honest songs, coupled with true talent, can be.”
Home Thoughts will feature new versions of classic songs such as David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ and James Taylor’s ‘Carolina in My Mind’.
Karrie, who has been described as the ‘Irish Joni Mitchell’, has had three Top 5 singles in Ireland. The songs were all produced by Jimmy Smyth, cementing their musical partnership.
Home Thoughts will be released by Hypertension Music on 28th August 2020.