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Damien Rice

Damien Rice

Date: Oct 13 2003


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Damien Rice is a young singer-songwriter from Ireland. His first album, 0*, is quickly gaining popularity in the U.S. because of the incredibly beautiful song “Volcanoes.” Rice has a passionate voice and writes mesmerizing romantic songs, so many people compare him to other powerful singers like Thom Yorke of Radiohead and the now deceased Jeff Buckley*.
Read on to learn more about Damien Rice!


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Damien Rice is an artist who deserves your attention. His music is absolutely amazing. 0* is a gorgeous album. From start to finish, there isn’t a song that doesn’t capture a strong emotion.
“Volcanoes” is a truly extraordinary song. Damien is joined by another wonderful singer,
Lisa Hannigan, whose voice is a perfect complement, as well as a haunting cello, played by Vyvienne Long, which makes the song different than anything you’ll hear on pop radio.
One of the things that makes Damien Rice special is his lyrics. He’s able to communicate complicated and powerful emotions with just a few words. “Volcanoes” is a perfect example. In the song, he sings about the power of love, and the difficulty that comes with it. Check out some of the lyrics:
What I am to you is not real
What I am to you you do not need
What I am to you is not what you mean to me
You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I’ll ask for the sea*

When Damien talks about mountains, he’s saying that his lover gives him some amazing things, but he still wants more. No matter what she gives him, he wants something different.



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If you like singer-songwriters, you’ll love Damien Rice. I guarantee it. His music is just so damn beautiful. It’s almost unreal how beautiful it is. Listening to his album will bring tears to your eyes and send chills down your spine. It’s that powerful.
You can learn more about Damien on his website: www.damienrice.com
Rock on,


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