LIMERICK rap trio Same D4ence debuted an acapella version of their track ‘A Beauty Named Shannon’ over a year ago. Anybody who has been to one of the trio’s gigs in the last twelve months has witnessed the pin drop silence that greets this powerful track live.
With producer Deviant & Naive Ted the rappers have worked on a recorded version of ‘A Beauty Named Shannon’ with added guitar and fiddle from Ian Lynch and Cormac MacDiarmada from Dublin folk group Lynched.
‘A Beauty Named Shannon’ deals with the critical regularity of suicide, and attempted suicide in the Shannon waters. In three distinct musical movements, rappers Size, Hazey Haze and MCB take their turns to articulate the consequences of these desperate decisions.
“So the next time you’re standing on the edge of a bridge
Embrace the wind blowing between you face and your fringe
“Just take a second to think, that fate reckons you sink
And go sailing with the waves because you’re wrecked on drink
“And I know man, that everybody seems to call them selfish
But there is no human in the world that can make themselves fish”
The powerful video was made by Steve Savage and special thanks is noted for Karen Keehan and Limerick Marine Search & Rescue who made possible the parts of the video filmed on the Shannon River.
The rap trio from St. Mary’s Park showed a lot of promise on their debut at 2014’s Make A Move Hip Hop Festival. In July 2015 they released the impressive ‘Basic Instinct’ EP. ‘A Beauty Named Shannon’ signifies another major leap forward for SameD4ence.
Same D4Ence – A Beauty Named Shannon is on YouTube now.