They’ve collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Ryan McMullan in the past but the latest single from Beoga is a project with the American singer songwriter Lissie.
Beoga have shown that Irish traditional music can take fresh new directions, and their new single In A Rocket proves that point once again.
That world-facing potential was proven by the popularity of their collaborations with Ed Sheeran on his all-conquering ÷ album. Those two songs – Galway Girl and Nancy Mulligan – have been streamed over a billion times on Spotify alone.
In A Rocket previews their new mini-album Carousel, which follows on May 22nd. It finds the band focusing on creating attention-grabbing hooks with a mix of rootsy instrumentation and elements of electronic pop production.
With vocals from Lissie and a topline written by James Bay, In A Rocket blends Beoga’s Irish-fuelled rhythms with Lissie’s American Mid-West folk-pop as it looks ahead to better times to come.
Beoga commented: “In A Rocket is about growing, escapism and losing yourself. The idea of getting away from it all in your own metaphorical rocket, whatever that may be.”
In A Rocket‘is the third teaser from ‘Carousel’ following ‘Matthew’s Daughter’ (featuring Devin Dawson) and ‘Make A Mark’ (featuring Ryan McMullan).
Uniting the worlds of American and Irish contemporary folk, the former features lyrics written by Ed Sheeran about his wife Cherry and is already Beoga’s second most streamed track at Spotify.
Meanwhile, ‘Make A Mark’ shows their growing flair for merging the worlds of Irish trad and modern pop.
Other featured vocalists on the mini-album include Beoga’s old friends Foy Vance and Niall McCabe. Meanwhile the Grammy-nominated producer Jonny Coffer has helped the band’s fresh fusion of sounds to flourish.
Beoga will follow the release of Carousel with an Irish & UK headline tour later this year.