PAUL WELLER ON O'ROURKE: "HE WRITES THE SORT OF CLASSIC SONGS THAT PEOPLE DON'T WRITE ANYMORE, SONGS THAT SOUND LIKE THEY'VE BEEN AROUND FOREVER."
WSJ PREMIERES 1ST SONG
Declan O'Rourke's 'Mag Pai Zai,' which rocketed to number six on the Albums Top 100 chart in Ireland, will be released in the US on Rimecoat / Missing Piece Records. Recalling the masterful melodic and vocal gifts of Rufus Wainwright, Harry Nilsson, and Van Morrison, the album will be released via digital download September 24 and distributed on CD October 8.
The Wall Street Journal premiered the first track from 'Mag Pai Zai' today. Eric Danton praises O'Rourke's "warm, enveloping voice."
O'Rourke's song "Galileo (Someone Like You)" was recorded by Josh Groban on his album 'Illuminations,' which charted at number four on the Billboard 200 in the US. Growing up between Australia and Dublin, Ireland, O'Rourke has opened for Snow Patrol, Badly Drawn Boy, John Prine, and Weller. He has also performed on BBC2 and BBC4.
All Music Guide called 'Mag Pai Zai' "captivating."
US tour dates are in the works, including an NYC show.
'Mag Pai Zai' Track Listing
2. Slieve Bloom
3. Be Brave & Believe
4. Dancing Song
5. Caterpiller DNA
6. Lightning Bird Wind River Man
7. Langley's Requiem
8. A Little Something
9. The Hardest Fight
10. Orphan Wind Song
11. Galileo (live, bonus track)
12. Marrying the Sea (live, bonus track)