SINGLE REVIEW: Through The Years by The Blue Shamrocks

The Blue Shamrocks are a six-piece Brisbane based band that utilise elements of traditional jive, waltz and country styles. They’ve just released a very moving track called Through the Years, which is taken from their forthcoming album NTSH-Nothin’ to See Here due out soon. The new track their 2017 album TTT-Tap Those Toes. Through the Years sees the band mining their backgrounds to create a wonderful, ageless song about family and unbreakable bonds that are formed throughout life. As the band has said about the subject matter of the song: ‘The lyrics were written with the thought of people who live in Australia and those who migrate to Australia, who move around this vast country to achieve a “better” life, where making family reunions at times is difficult, for the good or bad times in life. For our years that follow the comfort of family bonds remains with us for the rest of time’. Through the Years is a song that will strike a chord with many, as it explores a poignant subject matter with real discernible emotion and tenderness. Primarily adopting a waltz feel, Through the Years is cleverly structured as it takes on the cyclical form of the very subject it explores; the cycle of life. The band use traditional elements and instrumentation, such as guitar, fiddle and drums to conjure an otherworldly mood, one that reveals an uplifting core of big-themed song. Through the Years has a celebratory characteristic about it, as it outlines the yearnings of people isolated from their families. The lyrics were written by Sam McCaughey, Marion McCaughey and James McCaughey and vividly reveal an autobiographical element. Produced by Brisbane producer James North Through the Years with its unmistakeable universal appeal is an evocative song that’s sure to resonate with older and younger generations.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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