Julie Feeney – releases Dear John from her groundbreaking album ‘Clocks’ on 7 February

Julie Feeney

Releases New Single ‘Dear John’ from the groundbreaking album ‘Clocks’

Available on iTunes on 7th February 2014

Julie Feeney is back with a new single ‘Dear John’ from her phenomenal album ‘Clocks’. This is Julie’s third album that she self-produced in November, 2012, and it went straight into the Independent Irish Album Charts at No. 1 and was voted ‘Best Album’ 2012 in The Irish Times ‘Album of the Year’ category for The Ticket Awards as voted by The Irish Times readers.

The video for ‘Dear John’ premiered on USA Today after her sell-out 10 show run in New York City. The video matches the wide-eyed wonder of her art-pop song and if the song’s title foretells of sad things, the song itself is something altogether different, a vintage concoction of harpsichord, harp and strings. The video features Julie on a contraption call a Pedal Praxinoscope which is an interactive sculpture, designed by artist Emily Robyn Archer and technician Conor MacCauge, based on an early moving-image machine called the Praxinoscope and made from reclaimed bicycles, wood, mirror and vinyl.

Julie has had an amazing 2013, she released ‘Clocks’ in the US & UK to which it received critical acclaim including an 8/10 review in Uncut. Hailed by the New York Times as “charming, urbane and dreamy…theatrical on the shell, intricate at the core”, Julie’s sound is unquestionably original, rooted in classical whilst comfortably straddling pop and theatre. ‘Clocks’ was written in Ballinahinch Castle and Lough Inagh Cottages in Galway and recorded at Kylemore Abbey Gothic Church, a return to home ground for Julie. She has also performed to packed crowds this year at the Big House Festival & Westport Music & Arts Festival this summer and sold out a performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

The short film ‘Stolen’ that Julie composed the music for won the Cork Film Festival and also the Indie Cork Film Festival. The short film was written by Yvonne Keane and was made by EPIC. Julie composed the original score and three of her songs are featured in it.

Her first composed opera ‘BIRD’ inspired by Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Happy Prince’ goes into full production in 2014 which Julie premiered at a sell-out concert performance at the Galway Arts Festival in 2013. The first developmental stage was shown in 2012 at Dublin Theatre Festival. It is a co-commission by Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Julie has tour dates ahead of her one of which is in Ballymaloe, Cork in April 2014 where she’ll return to the scene of where she shot a lot of the ‘Dear John’ video.

Saturday 1 February                      3 Bed Semi Presents, Ennis, Clare http://3bedsemipresents.wordpress.com/

Friday 7 February                            Ionad Culthurta, Ballyvourney, Cork http://www.ionadculturtha.ie

Saturday 8 February                      ‘Imbolc’, Ionad Culthurta,  Ballyvourney, Cork http://www.ionadculturtha.ie

Sunday 27 April                               Grain Store, Ballymaloe, Shanagarry, Cork ballymaloegrainstore.com

Saturday 3 May                                 PhizzFest, All Saints Church, Phibsborough, Dublin http://phizzfest.ie