Ireland’s prodigal sons, Kodaline, make a most welcome return with the stunning ‘Brother’ (available for streaming from Friday 23rd June) a song that easily sits among their very best. It’s the sound of a band comfortable in their own skin while confidently pushing traditional boundaries.
Frontman Steve Garrigan’s vocals have never sounded so passionate. Nor has the band ever sounded so fresh. Produced by Steve Harris and Two Inch Punch, with long-time collaborator Johnny McDaid (Snow Patrol) executive producer, ‘Brother’ is mixed by Spike Stent. It’s the first addictive taste from their forthcoming new album and has anthem written all over it. For album number three, Kodaline have, for the first time, worked with a variety of different writers and producers including pop guru Wayne Hector, Jonny Coffer (Beyonce, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy) and Two Inch Punch, so seeing where this takes them will be interesting.
This will be the first collection of new music since 2015’s ‘Coming Up For Air’, which went Gold in the UK. The band’s debut album, ‘In A Perfect World’ has sold over a million copies worldwide and imprinted itself on the nation’s consciousness with streaming figures well into the 100s of millions. On Vevo the band’s videos have had over 200 million views, and they have sold over a million singles. Last year Kodaline featured on Kygo’s 2016 global smash ‘Raging’ and they’ve taken a more electronic approach to some of the songs on their new album to dazzling effect.
The video for ‘Brother’ is a touching one, speaking about the video the band say; “It was such a pleasure to work with Stevie again, every time we read one of his scripts they jump right off the page. We can’t wait for everyone to see what he’s done for Brother, he really captured the perfect vibe again”
Kodaline play the Other Stage at Glastonbury this year alongside a one off gig at London’s Omeara on 3rd July, which you can get tickets for here. Keep up with their twitter and facebook to keep up with the album and touring news.