In full bloom and always in season, Orchid Collective has released their stunning debut EP, Courage. The Dublin based quartet (David O Shea, Shea Tohill, Hugh O’Neill, and Brian Roony) have crafted a 4-track collection of purely emotive and genuinely raw tunes that are too impossible to ignore.
The title track, “Courage,“ is the instrumentally haunting start to the EP, and a strong introduction to Orchid Collective’s undeniably unique sound. The addition of equally evocative lyrics like, “if I was honest then I’d be on my own,” creates a perfectly crafted emotional landscape. The track’s addictive quality flows flawlessly into a somber “Tomorrow.” The apologetic and repetitive “didn’t mean to let you down” weighs heavy, while the well crafted harmonious layers are effortlessly weightless.
“Waited on the Sun,” a plea we will all soon know too well, is a textured track drenched in melodious movement and sun-kissed with warm, rich tones. The EP is brought to an explosive close with the musically and emotionally moving “Blindfold.”
Well, Lucky Charms…for the magical part, not for the Sir Charms part.