JOE's Song Of The Day #813 - Walking On Cars 'Pieces Of You' (Acoustic)
An intimate treat for Walking On Cars fans.
Melodic Kerry outfit Walking On Cars are enjoying a fruitful year so far.
They released sophomore album Colours in April and quickly got out on the road in support of that record, playing to packed houses at home and abroad.
JOE caught up with the band on the day of their 3Arena gig and found them in typically high spirits.
"When we first started writing this record, I think we focused too much on making it anthemic and creating a big, big sound," offered frontman Patrick Sheehy.
"We had to take a step back halfway through the process and get real with the chords and the lyrics and the melodies, and get them right, and then make the song.
"If it was leaning towards being more of an anthem, then cool, treat it like that. It was difficult. It was definitely a process. But we can stand behind the nine tracks on this record and say that we’re so fucking proud of them."
Further evidence of that pride comes in the form of a series of acoustic tracks in support of Colours that the band have been steadily releasing in recent weeks.
It's all building towards a special intimate tour at the end of the year - more on that in a moment - and we have the latest effort for your eyes and ears today.
The below stripped down version of 'Pieces Of You' was recorded as part of the Teach Siamsa Sessions, backed up with strings for good measure.
As for that aforementioned 'One Last Dance' tour, you can catch Walking On Cars on the following dates as 2019 draws to a close:
Thursday 12 December: Millennium Forum, Derry
Friday 13 December: Royal Theatre Castlebar, Mayo
Saturday 14 December: Leisureland, Galway
Friday 20 December: Live at the Big Top, Limerick
Saturday 21 December: INEC Arena, Killarney