Tadhg Williams – The Hope Song
This song could not come at a better time; we all need an injection of hope right now. This track embraces us with soothing tones and warm inviting imagery. It feels almost as though it lifts you up and gives you that much-needed hug.
Tadhg Williams is a Waterford-based singer-songwriter, poet, and founder of “BuskAid,” which is an extraordinary non-profit that helps the homeless. He has just released his new single “The Hope Song”, which is a beautiful follow-up to “My Fathers Cloud” released nearly a year ago.
It is hard to believe he was 18 when he wrote this song, however, the purity and simplicity within could only come from a writer of that age.
The soft piano grows from a melancholic musing into a powerful stringed ensemble. This occurs very subtly and you almost forget how the song began. Unsurprisingly, the words are full of emotion, longing, and soulfulness. Allow his powerful vocals to transport you and remind you that everything has a season, that this too shall pass.
Even though the song was written four years ago, the lyrics completely resonate with our current times.
“Please hurry back” reinforces our yearning for the return to what we all miss in these challenging times. He asks the question: “Do you see yourself in Dublin, Chicago, or Rome, home is where the heart lies or so they say and it lies here with me so please don’t burn my hope away”. Being currently pondered by many, a feeling of faith keeps our hope alive as we go on, still wondering where we will all end up once this is a distant memory.
This track embraces us with soothing tones and warm inviting imagery. It feels almost as though it lifts you up and gives you that much-needed hug.
This single was arranged and produced by Pat O’Connor, who is renowned for his film and documentary accomplishments such as The Ballroom of Romance, Sweet November, and Fools of Fortune. The beautiful arrangement magnifies the cinematic feel of Tadhg’s music. Mixed and mastered by Thomas Donoghue known for his stellar work on the Thumper live streams, The Sets Theatre series of concert films, as well as working with Backroad Smokers Club and Elise.