The Answer has announced the lyric video to the new single ‘In This Land’ and the upcoming tour dates in Feb and March.
Unlike the traditional sound of The Answer, ‘In This Land’ has a more contemporary stripped down folk sound utilising acoustic guitars, mandolins and layered harmonies.
It sees the band rediscover their roots and is a paean to the greats of their Northern Irish culture referencing influences such as Van Morrison, Alex Higgins and Rory Gallagher. To coincide with the strong links to home, the track will be released on March 17th – St Patrick’s day.
Watch it here:
Says singer Cormac Neeson, “The song is about growing up in Northern Ireland and the sense of cultural identity that such an upbringing spawns. It’s a very colourful and wonderful place, at times contradictory, at times tragic but always unique and oh so memorable. It’s something we’re all very proud of; our little land has been responsible for its fair share of heroes, criminals and stars!”
The single is taken from their latest album Solas, which came out late last year and received rave reviews, including a 10/10 Solas-Kicking review from RUSHONROCK, which you can read here. To coincide with the release, the band will also be heading out on tour later this month and into March:
Feb 24th – Belfast, Limelight
Feb 25th – Dublin, Academy 2
Feb 26th – Dorset, Winters End Festival (Headliners)
Feb 28th – Bristol, Fleece & Firkin
Mar 1st – Cardiff, Globe
Mar 2nd – Southampton, Engine Rooms
Mar 3rd – Manchester, Band On The Wall
Mar 4th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
The Answer are firmly embarked upon a new musical and creative journey and ‘In This Land’ should propel them firmly into the mainstream consciousness.