Release Of The Day: "Shed A Tear" by Kodaline



Hey guys!

And we're onto post number 4 - and judging by the state of my brain, we're gonna leave it here.

Of course there are still plenty more releases out on this fine New Music Friday, but we can't just cover them all in one day.
(Although the thought is tempting!)

It's been such a blast sharing all this new music with you in one day and we truly hope you've enjoyed it as much as we did.

We're finishing off with our release of the day - a track by Kodaline.

Ever since we've been introduced to the band about three years ago, we've been big fans of their sound and already had the pleasure of interviewing them twice.

And until this day, they are two of our favourite interviews we've filmed so far -
check them out here: Kodaline interview & "who is?" game | Kodaline interview & "accent challenge"

Now let's do this one more time!


- Release Of The Day -
"Shed A Tear" by Kodaline


Kodaline are a four piece band from Dublin, Ireland. 
Genre-wise they've walked on the fine line between alternative and folk but they seem to navigate towards a modern Alt-Pop sound.

Singer Steve and guitarist Mark have known each other from school. Meeting drummer Vinny and former bassist Conor a few years later led them to start out as a band. As "21 Demands" the quartet was part of the Irish talent show "You're A Star" and came in second. 
After a busy time and a chart hit, things slowed down.

With a new bassist and a new band name - Kodaline was born. Their first selftitled EP brought out their song "All I Want" which found a lot of positive feedback, especially online. Soon that song was played on the TV series Grey's Anatomie and The Vampire Diaries.
In 2013 the press re-discovered the band and predicted big times for the Irish lads.  

Kodaline are:
Steve Garrigan
Mark Prendergast
Jason Boland
Vinny May
 
2015 was a whirlwind for the band; they released their fantastic second record "Coming Up For Air", played tons of festivals, performed with Ed Sheeran and continued touring.

They then slowed down the touring side of things and started writing and recording new material.
Soon they released single "Brother" (and made everyone cry with it) and later on in 2017 they dropped their latest EP "I Wouldn't Be".

Earlier this year they shared "Follow Your Fire", the first single off of their upcoming record "Politics Of Life".

And today they've dropped "Shed A Tear" - so let's hear it!


The thing with Kodaline is, you never know exactly where they are going to take it, but you know that they'll nail it.
It's their thing. They just nail it.

And "Shed A Tear" is no exception.
It falls in the atmospheric and emotional category and let me just say this - the production of it is on another level.

The band has always convinced audiences with their lyrics (chances are high that you've cried to "All I Want" before) and also with their harmonies (just look up any of their acoustic performances) - and "Shed A Tear" combines both of those strong elements.

Mesmerizing lead vocals guide us through the track, while it feels like the percussions carry us through. With the support from guitar and bass, there's no way this track could go wrong.

To top it off, they've casually added choir vocals and now we're feeling all the feels.


Listen to "Shed A Tear" right here:




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Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: Kodaline

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