"A singer capable of joining the ranks of the great
Irish vocalists" - Folk World Magazine
Chance & Gamble - coming June 2019 Is the perfect
introduction to his 2nd album -
Ennis born Aodán Coyne is a composer, songwriter,
singer and producer. He is also a principal member of
acclaimed folk band Socks In The Frying Pan, who has
an enviable touring schedule particularly in the USA
and on the continent. To decide then to release a solo
album in parallel would be, to some, a non-enviable
task! Not Aodán.
Once he had the concept for his album, within six months
it was written. The album was written on the outskirts
of Ennis overlooking the lake of Ballyalla, a surge
of scenic calm in the midst of the creator's hectic
schedule. "In retrospect, it was a crazy time for
me, the band was in full swing and I really had no idea
what to expect from trying out my own music. However,
I think the fact I was going for a truly authentic sound
and not being fake helped the process a lot."
The first single to be shared from this new body of
work is the stunning Chance & Gamble. The track
will be available from digital stores, and to stream
via Spotify from June 21st, just ahead of Aodán
going back on the road for festival season with Socks
In The Frying Pan.
The album, GAPS BETWEEN STARS, will be live for pre-order
within the next few weeks, and officially released this
autumn. To record, Aodán teamed up with the same
production team behind Emma Langford's award winning
record, Quiet Giant, Chris O'Brien and Graham Murphy
at The Production Suite Dublin also noted for their
work with Aslan, Westlife, Celtic Woman, Something Happens
and The Stunning to mention just some. This 2019 long-play
follows Coyne's acclaimed 2015 debut If We Only Knew.
This time Coyne wanted to return to what he felt was
always his first calling, being a singer-songwriter.
"Just making the kind of music that I love. That
sort of roots/singer-songwriter/folk thing, but with
contemporary vibes and some experimental sounds. At
the time I didn't even know who, if anyone, would be
interested. But I knew I just needed to record and get
my music out."
Now it's time to see what you think and are thrilled
to share the first of these beautiful tracks; Chance
& Gamble. Enjoy!