And So I Watch You From Afar’s Rory Friers has put out a solo nine-track record under the name Beach Comber of bright lo-fi indie music.
Parting Cuts was originally started by Friers as a gift to his sister Ciara and her husband Dara to mark their wedding and was created over two weeks in a small attic room in a remote farmhouse above the cliffs of North Antrim, on time off from ASIWYFA and scoring films.
The songs are vibrant and markedly different from And So I Watch You From Afar, inspired by Ciara and Dara’s year spent travelling the world, which wasn’t all sweetness and light.
He spent the the next two weeks writing and recording a collection of songs inspired by a beautiful yet heart breaking year travelling the world that Ciara and Dara had just returned home from. It was to be a year of happiness and sadness, love and loss, seeing new lands, tragically losing people they loved, holding hope, battling through, keeping on.
Rory based these songs on their experiences, he wrote songs for each turn, each step of the journey. He has woven music to tell the story. He wrote, recorded, performed, mixed and mastered the these in just a couple weeks, a snap shot of a very special time. This is a love story in many ways, a collection of thoughtfully constructed songs full of themes of family, of separation, of loss and ultimately of reuniting, themes that seemed pertinent enough right now to be the catalyst to release this very personal record in this moment we’re all enduring.
Listen and buy on Bandcamp.
It is also on Spotify.