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by Bergin O'Malley

Folk-pop, melodic, beautiful piano and voice that is heart wrenchingly honest and uplifting at the same time.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blink
3:34 $0.99
2. Dishes
2:32 $0.99
3. Lou Reed
4:26 $0.99
4. Remember Me
3:43 $0.99
5. I Don't Wanna Break Your Heart
2:53 $0.99
6. Mmm Good
2:33 $0.99
7. In a Moment
4:18 $0.99
8. Who Knew
3:17 $0.99
9. My Home
3:04 $0.99
10. The Men Will Talk to Me
4:35 $0.99
11. Stonington
3:43 $0.99
12. The One for Me
4:05 $0.99
13. Will You Be There
4:05 $0.99
14. I've Got a Heart
1:41 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
I started this album in London in July 2007, with the song "Home" that I wrote for David when I realized that I wanted to marry him, and I finished the album in Stonington in April 2014 with "The Men Will Talk to Me," a song about the importance of storytelling, inspired by my grandfather, Ernie O'Malley, a IRA Commander during the Irish Civil War, who collected stories of over 500 soldiers.

This is my first solo album since 2004, and it is a snapshot of where I am at the moment: living in a small fishing village I love, married with two small boys and singing about long-term love, marriage, miscarriage, abortion, heartache, feeling good, exes, fragility of life, sickness, and loss.....did I leave anything out :) ? I have tried to approach each subject with honesty, warmth and an open heart, with emphasis on a good melody.

I recorded the tracks on Blink on a beautiful Grand Steinway at Connecticut College, in New London. I was fortunate to work with Andrew Oedel, who was so patient, professional and encouraging that it was a really fun process. Each track was done in one full take and I recorded both the piano and voice at the same time to give it a feel of being played live. I wanted an intimate sound so that it feels like we are hanging out and I'm playing just for you. I have always loved harmony, so you'll even hear two Bergins on a lot of the tracks.

Finding the right look for the album artwork was tricky, but once I landed in Block Island last summer, I felt so inspired by my surroundings that I knew that was the look I wanted, so I started snapping pictures. David, my husband, took some pictures of me, after I'd been swimming, clanking away on the keys of the shabby chic grand piano at the b&b we stayed at, Avonlea on the Sea. Block feels like Maine and Stonington, where I wrote all but one of the tracks, so it felt right. Like the cover shot, this album deals with some messy subjects but is done, hopefully, in an inspiring way so that you feel the beauty along with the mess.

love & song,
Bergin xo



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