Northern Irish songwriter MATTY JAMES CASSIDY has a new single out and he’s premiering the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
‘Old Souls’ is the title track from Cassidy’s new album which is available here.
The bleakly haunting video, by local photographer Ronan McGarde, was shot at various locations in County Fermanagh, including Cassidy’s hometown of Enniskillen and the historic Brookeborough railway station, preserved since its closure in 1942.
“Sometimes songs play out in your head like short films,” says Cassidy. “Picture the scene and imagine the world-weary characters… maybe they are the Old Souls”.
Starting out as a drummer, playing in bands across the pubs and clubs of Ireland from the age of 13, Cassidy switched to guitar to better pursue his songwriting, playing widely throughout the UK and Europe while releasing records via his own Pirate Heart label.
Speaking about the new album, he says, “While there’s country, blues, folk, punk and all sorts happening on this album, the result to me is just a straight up rock n’ roll record, something you don’t hear a lot of these days. I’m keeping it honest and song orientated, with a few twists and turns. I’m not reinventing the wheel; I’m just keeping it well oiled.”
‘Old Souls’ is available now on Spotify and all the usual digital platforms.