Malachy Tuohy has today released his first solo album titled ‘I Cross This Universe’. Songs from the inner self of an artist on his way up, not only musically, but spiritually. That is what shows on ‘I Cross This Universe’. Written by whatever moods and emotions struck the creative fancy and channeled through that which flows through the creativeness within, the soul, we get a set of tracks from the heart and mind that makes us think as much as feel.
Meant for the inner introvert with a longing for good music.
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About ‘I Cross This Universe’
‘I Cross This Universe’ is an album of love songs, tributes, and eulogies with compassionate and earnest lyrics celebrating the indomitable human spirit. Songs that take the listener on a journey through love, loss, hope, grief, and new beginnings. I Cross This Universe is available on digital streaming platforms worldwide.
The 10-track album courses through many tempos and moods. It opens with the title track – “I Cross This Universe,” – a song inspired by the concept of parallel universes, which captures the unwavering power of love. It tells the story of two lost souls who go to great lengths to be reunited. “A Song For Suzie” is a tribute to the celebrated songwriter and producer Tony Colton who passed in 2020. “Jarlath” is a eulogy to the songwriter’s late uncle, who was in palliative care during a nationwide COVID lockdown.
The song was written to comfort Jarlath in his passing; however, due to restrictions at the time, Tuohy couldn’t visit Jarlath in the hospital to play the song for him, so he sent a rough phone recording of it to his mother, so that she could play it for him at his bedside. Unfortunately, Jarlath passed away before he could hear it.
Songs like “Most Of The Time,” the album’s lead single, and “Hope” reflect on the complexity of self-expression, isolation, and disconnection. “Tonight” and “Lemonade” are beautiful, warm, uplifting love songs that balance the mood of the overall album. “Rainy Boy Sleep” is a tribute to Stevie Martin, an Irish musician who passed in 2016. The record concludes with “The Artist,” a song about the life of the great Irish portraiture artist Patrick Tuohy. The album was produced by Gavin Glass and features special guest performances from Albert Lee, Moya Brennan, Rachel Grace, Beth McNinch, and Paul Brennan.
Malachy Tuohy is an Irish singer and songwriter known for his soulful voice and down-to-earth songwriting style. He is also the vocalist and songwriter of Dublin band The Riptide Movement, with whom he has earned international success and a gold-selling, number 1 album, with hit songs such as “All Works Out,” “Changeling” and “Elephant in the Room.” In addition to his work with The Riptide Movement, Tuohy has embarked on a new creative journey with “I Cross This Universe.” Born out of the COVID lockdown, I Cross This Universe showcases Tuohy’s impressive range as an artist and songwriter. The songs are intimate and stripped back, with an emphasis on the vocals and lyrics, making for an introspective personal sound.
About Malachy Tuohy
Malachy Tuohy is an Irish singer and songwriter known for his soulful voice, down-to-earth songwriting style and musical versatility. He is a member of the Irish band the Riptide Movement, with whom he has earned international recognition and a gold-selling, number 1 album, with hit songs such as “All Works Out” and “Elephant in the Room”.
In addition to his work with the Riptide Movement, Tuohy writes and collaborates with a host of artists and will release his first solo album titled I Cross This Universe in June 2023. Born out of the covid lockdown, I Cross This Universe showcases Tuohy’s impressive range as an artist and songwriter.
With exceptional production by Gavin Glass and special guest performances from Albert Lee, Moya Brennan, Rachel Grace, Beth McNinch and Paul Brennan. “I Cross This Universe” is a beautiful offering that solidifies Tuohy’s place as one of Ireland’s great songwriters and performers.