Hailing from Ireland, this up and coming rock band is tearing up the charts with their single "We Cry," a song that is inspired by the crime ridden area the band's guitarist Mark Sheehan grew up in.
Hailing from Ireland, this up and coming rock band is tearing up the charts with their single “We Cry,” a song that is inspired by the crime ridden area the band’s guitarist Mark Sheehan grew up in. “I grew up in a place called James St. in Dublin, which was classed as one of the worst streets in the country for a long time for drugs and crime,” says Sheehan. “I’d be walking up and down the street and you see people that are just the victim of their environment, and I happen to just be thinking a good story would be to look at these people and this situation, and I can’t offer any sort of advice, all I can say is that a problem shared is a problem had, and we’re in this together.” As for the song’s unique melody, the band says it just came about as the band was playing around in the studio. “We were just jamming around, and I happen to be using the brushes at the time,” says drummer Glen Power. “It’s an unusual song to use brushes on because you usually associate brushes with jazz, but to actually use it on this track gave it that funk sort of feeling.” The sound happened to be just what Sheehan was looking for to back the lyrics of his emotionally charged song. “It gave it that sort of walk, that walk down the street, where its almost military when you walk, because you have to be tough to walk down that street.” “We Cry” peaked at #9 on Ireland’s music chart, and spent several weeks in the top 10 of Alternative Addiction’s Top 20 songs.