‘The Island’ by Paul Brady (1985)
County Tyrone native Paul Brady used his song ‘The Island’ to draw some comparisons between the Troubles and the civil war in Lebanon that began in 1975. A pacifistic song highlighting the tragedy of the cycles of violence that Ireland had been experiencing for centuries, it contrasts the peaceful image of a couple making love on an island with acts of terrorism and war.
Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries (Live Toronto 1994)
ryan: there are people in this pool who haven’t gotten out for hours to go pee and have had 5 cocktails…
The Lumineers – Gloria (Lyric Video)
“The newest music video from The Lumineers shows the heartbreak and destruction brought by alcoholism, as it follows the path of fictional Gloria Sparks, a woman whose alcoholism destroys her family.
“Gloria” is the first song released from The Lumineers’ upcoming album III, which follows three generations of the fictional Sparks family. In the music video, Gloria is seen drinking around her infant, fighting with her spouse, and ultimately leaving the scene of a car accident that she caused.”
Published on Apr 4, 2019
Beyoncé – If I Were A Boy