Album Review: Fia Rua - The Sky Went Low And The Sea Went High
by Una Begley
With a myriad of influences clearly identifiable, from the trad roots of “Long Weekend (Galway Town)” to the anthemic “Bohemian Rednecks”, this album cannot be boxed away with the rest of the alt-folk scene and for that must be commended. However, it was this abundance of styles that proved distracting and made it difficult to form a clear impression of the album as a whole. While some songs were forgettable (“Waves are gonna take your sons” for example), there were some stand out tracks - “I Need A Recovery” and “Hard to be a Man” were personal favourites.
Refusing to be lumped in with others in the scene, Fia Rua stands alone with his folk-punk stylings and poetic lyrics.
Buy The Album: http://fiaruamusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-sky-went-low-and-the-sea-went-high