Released on July 30th, Her Love is the compelling new single from Co. Monaghan singer-songwriter Jim McHugh. Working alongside producer and synth-master Alex Borwick (Parliament-Funkadelic, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Niamh O’Regan, Lankum) and session musicians Paul McCabe (bass) Paul Sherry (Electric Guitars) and James McNeill (Drums).
A poignant recounting of a loved one who has passed away, Her Love lyrically delves into grief, love and the hope that they will return. The painful loss and desire for love is beautifully recounted in McHugh’s poetic lyrics: “Our hands touch, and I know it’s you/Our eyes meet, and we see through/That all I want is you” The songwriters monotone vocals reflect this longing as he weaves around a smooth gliding bassline and subtle guitar pickings that create a murky but heartfelt sound. Building with layer upon layer of instrumentation the songwriters frustration of loss finally erupts into spine tingling crescendo of soaring vocals and explosive guitars.
A fantastic song that captures the raw emotion of grief, Her Love is a meaningful and beguiling single.
Check out Her Love below and keep an eye on Jim McHugh’s socials for upcoming releases!