BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Exuberant New Single ‘Day of the Child’ by Dublin’s Le Galaxie
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The Irish Times called them “architects of exuberant electropop” and “the best live band in Ireland.” And indeed, Dublin’s Le Galaxie have built a reputation very much on the strength of their exhilarating live performances.
But the electro pop mavens are no slouches in the studio – their 2012 track “Love System” was nominated for Choice Music Prize’s “Song of the Year.” And their last album, 2015’s excellent Le Club, went top ten in their home country. A new single “Day of the Child” (which BlackBook premieres here) is genuinely electrifying, with lush synths, bracing beats and an ethereal vocal performance by new member May Kay Gegharty, graduating from her previous role of guest artist.
“This is May Kay’s calling card,” explains the band’s David McGloughlin, “a song she co-wrote for the album, and a signpost towards the development of our songwriting and our sound. Although she would probably tell you better herself, [the lyrics are] about having to dig in your heels and rise above the people and circumstances that let you down.”
Obviously, we can genuinely relate.
N.B. – Should you be left wanting more, Le Galaxie’s third album, Pleasure, will be released April 6, through US label Red River. They’ll also be appearing at SXSW, taking the stage March 15 at Austin’s Velveeta Room.