The new album - release: January 2015
Shirley Grimes’s new album Love Songs is at once deeply personal and totally accessible.
Three years after her previous release, The Long Road Home, Shirley Grimes has crafted the perfect sequel. Last time around, she retraced her footsteps to her native Ireland both musically and emotionally, and allowed herself to explore the many roads that ultimately took her home.
With Love Songs, Shirley retains the roots-oriented instrumentation that thrilled her fans and focuses on what she found at the end of her last journey.
The new album is an important milestone for an artist who has taken her followers through a range of styles over the years. With Love Songs, Shirley Grimes confirms that The Long Road Home wasn’t an ending but a new beginning.
“With the last album, I was turning around and having a look at what had happened in a huge part of my life I had ignored and which I finally confronted. The result was that I know who I was and I know who I am now. I can express that with far greater clarity – and affection – now than ever before.”
And we are all richer for it.
Shirley Grimes - lead vocal, acc. guitar
Wolfgang Zwiauer - mandocello, bass, foot bass, electro piano
Samuel Baur - vocal, percussion, harmonica
Stefanie Aeschlimann - violin, viola
Iris Eichenberger, iris AT sunmusic DOT ch, 0041 32 338 7270