CHRISTIAN COLLINS SINGLE: ‘SWEET DIVINE’ Out Oct 9TH + Gig: Unitarian Church, Dublin Oct 9th €5
When Christian was nine years old, he resided in the tiny village of Shillelagh, on the edge of Co. Wicklow, Ireland, which rests beside one of the oldest woods in Europe. It was in this quaint setting, full of granite homes with a population of less then 500 that Christian made a connection to nature and music, nurturing his innate creativity. The family garden for example, was once a Friary with a stream flowing through offering a peace that emanated to the mind and you can hear it profoundly though his music, with his lush smooth dark -even celestial at times- vocals that sound like a hybrid of Jeff Buckley and Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons).
With radio stations including Rte 2xm, Rte Radio1, 4FM, KFM, WLRFM, 8Radio, iRadio, KCLRFM and more starting to support his brand new single ‘Sweet Divine”, the future indeed looks bright. “Sweet Divine” was recorded in studio 1 Windmill and was mixed in Temple Lane studios and is out Oct 9th 2015. Get a listen to the track above exclusively on soundcloud!
“Everything I write is always biographical. I have to totally be able to introspectively feel what I am singing about in my songs for them to work. As Oscar Wilde said ‘The artist is not a man who describes, but a man who feels’. In my music I try to encapsulate a feeling opposed to a narrative. Sometimes this can be communicated better through a sound in my vocal opposed to a particular lyric. I recognize the limitations and boundaries in language”.