By Dan Walsh
Wexford town-born musician Gordon Barry returns with new single Old-Fashioned Morphine, the follow up single from his latest EP All The Live Long Year, which is set for release next Friday, November 27th.
Old Fashioned Morphine is the lead track from the EP All The Live Long Year which was recorded between Dublin, Cork, Wexford and Coney Island, New York.
Speaking about the single Gordon Barry told Wexford Local.com; “I first heard ‘Old Fashioned Morphine’ when I went to see an act called Jolie Holland in a small club in New York. I didn’t know who she was but her songs blew me away, this song in particular stuck out like that old traditional song that we all know. I immediately knew I wanted to record it but in a much different way, I imagined it in a more up-tempo grimy sounding way with organs, big drums and electric guitars.”
Previous releases from Gordon Barry include 2017’s debut album The Best Way To Kill a Monster mixed by legendary Seattle Producer Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Soundgarden).
Gordon Barry is already getting rave reviews; “Gordon Barry is the best songwriter that’s come out of Camp Copperhead but make no mistake he was already a special songwriter when he got there”. – Steve Earle.
“‘Old Fashioned Morphine’ was by far my favourite … It is a cover of Jolie Holland’s song but personally, I prefer Barry’s version. The song is very easy to listen to, with a repetitive chorus and a simple, country sound. Gordon’s voice suits the song really well and despite the simplicity of the song, it flaunts his vocal range thoroughly.” – An Nóta Árd.