Cork Opera House
Sat 28th Oct – Cork Opera House
Doors 6:00pm • Show 7:00pm • Finish 9:30pm
About the Artist
Morcheeba are Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey. They formed the band along with Ross’ brother Paul in 1995 and have sold over 10 million albums and toured the world to the delight of their fans over the last two decades. Skye has one of the most recognisable voices on the planet, hearing her smooth, effortless tone teamed with Ross’ psychedelic guitar is an unforgettable, spellbinding experience.
Edwards’ lyrics are primarily focused on positivity and overcoming personal adversity that lies within. ‘Sounds Of Blue’, is a stunning cut that puts Skye Edward’s sultry vocals to the forefront, floating high above an ethereal backdrop. The duo let go, writing and playing what they felt like. Speaking about lead single ‘Sounds of Blue’, “I had a poem I’d written about my free diving experience in Thailand,” Skye says. “Oh Oh Yeah is a song about getting stoned. Back in the day we didn’t think about the A&R guy, the single, the ‘we need to hear the chorus in 30 seconds’. You’d have seven, eight-minute songs. So we went for it.”
Morcheeba’s global reach is impressive, taking them to every corner of the world . Their signature chilled electronic/organic sound has been border-hopping ever since the London-based band emerged as a household name. The past year has been one of introspection for the duo, as they take stock of their renewed global fan base and look forward to being able to play the new album live in the not too distant future. “This was the first time since I was a teenager that I’d spent a year off the road and I enjoyed the tranquility, although I missed playing my guitar in far off lands,” says Godfrey.
Ultimately, “‘Blackest Blue’ is about finding a way through the darkest of times and emerging the other side changed but intact,” say the duo, summing up their most exciting project to date.