Welcome to HeartSongs, our regularly scheduled (probably) look at songs and the people who write them. Deep Sky Objects have a new single and EP due out shortly and they’ve just played their first London gig in support of their recent single ‘Bones’. We spoke to lead singer/ guitarist Kevin about the song.
“It was our first trip to the UK to play. We originally reached out to a few venues to put together some shows for later this year. The Hope & Anchor replied to us proposing a much earlier date for May 25th, and we couldn't refuse. We booked a ferry, drove to London from Cork, and then back. The gig was very special. The venue was located in a small basement in Islington under the main Hope & Anchor bar, and the audience reached capacity at 80 people within the first 10 minutes of the gig. We played a mix of our new songs with some tracks from our debut EP. The crowd really enjoyed it and we loved it.
After the gig we met up with some lovely people and got talking about the music scene in London and what gigs are going on. It really was an eye-opener as to what's happening outside of Ireland. We'll definitely be heading back very soon, maybe with a few more dates across the UK later this year.
‘Bones’ was written over a long period of time. Originally we came up with the verse sections a couple of years ago but we never had the opportunity to fully develop the idea. At a rehearsal one day DD showed us this bass & guitar riff combination so we made it follow the verse section. It was then the foundation of the song was made. Over time I wrote the vocal melody and lyrics by singing into a voice recorder app on my phone, and later applying it to the music. After adding some distortion and effects, ‘Bones’ was born.
We had the pleasure of working with Ciaran O'Shea at Whitewell Studios in Cork. We recorded, mixed and produced our new songs with Ciaran at the studio and he really helped bring out what we wanted in the songs. It can be tough sometimes to get on the same wavelength but Ciaran knew what sound we wanted from our demos and did a fantastic job with the tracks.”
I hope you understand,
This was never part of my plan,
I see it in your eyes,
I see it in your eyes tonight.
Oh, oh, oh,
I feel it in my bones,
I feel it, i feel it, i feel it,
I feel it in my bones,
I feel it, i feel it, i feel it.