Have You Built Yourself Well / Proud single

by Cormac O Caoimh

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releases a DOUBLE A side

PROUD | HAVE YOU BUILT YOURSELF WELL

in celebration of not one but TWO songs reaching the semi finals of the International Songwriting Competition, judged by Tom Waits.

"Acoustic Gems from the Cork singer-songwriter. Each song superglues to the memory " **** Mojo Magazine

**** "There are echoes of terrific songwriters here – the likes of Lloyd Cole, Paul Simon, Eels’ Mark E Everett, and Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon filter through – but O Caoimh’s personalized worldview makes the material his own" - The Irish Times

Why a double A-side single? Have You Built Yourself Well and Proud..have BOTH reached the semi-final of the International Songwriting Competition, judged by Tom Waits and Robert Smith of the Cure (among others). Previous winners include Vance Joy, Gotye and Bastille. Just announced yesterday..the finalists and winners will be announced in the weeks ahead

Proud appears in the AAA category (Adult Alternative Album)…I think that is just indie to you and me, where he probably belongs (despite the many folk and singer-songwriting comparisons) and the quieter mellower Have You Built Yourself Well is in the Lyrics category. This new double A-side shows both of his two sides (that he is normally compared to) - the indie pop world of The Go Betweens and Badly Drawn Boy and the introspection and mellowness of Nick Drake.

Cormac O Caoimh released his 4th solo album “Shiny Silvery Things”in 2017. It in charted in the official IRMA charts and was launched with a sold out show in the Triskel Christchurch, Cork. All 12 songs have already received airplay and the first single (his most successful to date) reached over 3 million listeners in Ireland. The song was played in over 23 stations in Ireland and many more in the UK ( a lot of spins from the BBC including the prestigious award winning listenership Radcliffe and Maconie show on BBC 6 Music) and Europe. The second single (Track of the the day in Hotpress) wasn’t far behind reaching 2 million listeners.

His intimate vocals, magical melodies and exquisite guitar playing has always attracted very favourable appeal to critics (with Mojo, The Irish Times, HotPress, R2, Americana UK, OndaRock in Italy and many more) always quick to point to his unique style as well as comparisons to acts varying from the dreamy pop of The Go Betweens, Badly Drawn Boy, Elliott Smith and Prefab Sprout to the introspective and more folk-oriented Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon. But he sees himself as a pop song-writer. When pop was good.

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released February 15, 2018

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A honeyed whiskey drink,
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A colour .. a rich mahogany warm and beautiful
and a water color painting all have in common???
They have all been used in reviews to describe Cormac O Caoimh’s new album

"Beautiful beyond words" - Mutant Space

"There is true magic here" - Folk Words
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Track Name: Proud
Proud
I think I belong here
I can see the wood from the trees
We don’t have to fall out
We don’t have to fall out

I wanted to make you proud
Make you proud
But I don’t know how
I wanted to make you proud
Make you proud
But I don’t know how

I used to belong here
I built a treehouse here
We don’t have to fall out
We don’t have to fall out

I wanted to make you proud...

I don’t know what I must be
To make you feel proud of me
I don’t what I must be
To make you feel proud
Make you feel proud
Make you feel proud
Make you feel

I think I was wrong dear
(I )was too high for too long here
We were meant to fall out
We were meant to fall out

I wanted to make you proud
Make you proud
But I don’t know how
I wanted to make you proud
Make you proud
But I don’t know how

We don’t have to fall out
Track Name: Have You Built Yourself Well
Have you built yourself well

Have you built yourself well
Have you tied up the loose ends
With a good story to tell
Stick on stick
Brick on brick
Watch the walls rise and lift
Lift yourself up on it
Have you built
Have you built yourself well

Have you built yourself well
Are you walking on eggshells
Do you hinder or help yourself
Fireworks fall
Lights burn out
Plans are made
Words wear out
And north can feel like south
Have you built
Have you built yourself well

You don’t end you don’t begin
My cinnamon sin
Knock yourself down , rebuild rebegin
The cathedral you’re in
The cathedral you’re in

Hope but don’t hope too much
The ghost in you gathers dust
If he haunts you he must
See your name , see it lit
The size of a merchant ship
Sail away swim from it
Have you built
Have you built yourself well

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