By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jade Crowe
FIGR has just released a new indie single ‘Long Gone’ with Limerick-based vocalist Niamh Hinchy.
Darragh Griffin of Hermitage Green who developed FIGR said “I wrote ‘Long Gone’ in February 2020 before the world entered its current state, and it was strange to even be writing at that period since we had just finished recording an album with Hermitage Green and that would have typically been a time when I’d take a break from writing. Songs seemed to be flowing easily in that period and when they’re available you need to grab them”.
‘Long Gone’ was written by FIGR after his initial debut single ‘Fear’ which featured Conor Clancy. ‘Fear’ was showcased on RTE and was even featured on the Signal Flow Spotify playlist which was created by Philip Magee.
‘Long Gone features a conversation taking place between a drug user and a very concerned friend intervening. The main message of this indie-pop piece focuses on topics such as self-love, recovery and healing.
The track features Niamh Hinchy, a well-known Limerick backing vocalist. FIGR chose Niamh because her versatility, harmonizing ability and vocal talent was a perfect match for the indie-electronic vibe of Long Gone.
FIGR is a self-produced multi-instrumentalist from Limerick, Ireland. Having already found success with the band Hermitage Green and touring sold-out shows around the globe including performances in the Middle East, Australia, North America, United Kingdom and Ireland, Darragh Griffin launched FIGR, a solo project where he wrote, recorded and produced all the tracks. Each one features a different vocalist, creating a unique and original sound.
Darragh Griffin added “When I had produced the track to the level that I was happy with I sent it to Niamh as I felt this would really suit her voice,” added Griffin. “Being a seasoned musician, I know what goes into learning and engaging with a song like this and what Niamh did was truly a testament to her talent as a vocalist and musician. Far beyond the lead vocal which I’d requested, Niamh had added melody, harmonised and created a full arrangement to suit her voice. It was so enjoyable to listen back to her interpretation of my track.”
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