Louise Morrissey releases new single
Irish country music icon Louise Morrissey is about to return to the airwaves with a new single that has the potential to be one of the Tipperary legend’s biggest yet.
In fact, given the song’s defiant theme of hope and resilience, coupled with the timing of its release, ‘We Rise Again’ could well prove to be one of the most meaningful moments of an already glittering career.
“For me,” states Louise, “this is a song that reminds us all that we can rise above anything. And, maybe even more importantly than just that, that we can rise again after anything. And it delivers that message in such a beautiful and powerful way. God knows, too, the road that we’ve all been on for the last year and a half or so, it’s been a tough one. So I really think this song - and that whole idea of finding it within ourselves to rise again after a setback - that’s exactly what people need to hear right now. People need to be reminded of what’s possible.”
Written by Leon Dubinsky, a multi-talented Canadian who found fame as an actor but also works as a theatre director and composer, the song became a staple of his home country’s pop scene back in the 90s. Recorded by folk group The Rankin Family, the track featured on their 1993 long-player, North Country, becoming a crossover hit by reaching the Top 20 on the RPM (a Canadian music industry publication, 1964-2000) pop charts, and the Top 40 in the country equivalent. Louise’s version of the song, expertly produced by her long-time friend and musical collaborator Peter Maher, was brought to her attention by another friend of long-standing, Paul Egan. He knew it was the kind of song that would instantly win a place in her heart, and crucially, he was also certain that Louise was the perfect voice to share this message with a world on a seemingly endless search for hope of late. ‘We Rise Again’, the brand new single from Louise, is available across all digital platforms since July 9 and to request at radio stations nationwide from July 12.
The video for ‘We Rise Again’ will premiere on Louise’s official Facebook page on this Sayturday, July 17. Louise will also be performing at the Star Trax music venue’s Drive-In Country Show in Cork on July 25.