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Jape has a new album Endless Thread this September & an Irish tour; hear ‘Heal These Wounds’

Jape has a new album Endless Thread this September & an Irish tour; hear ‘Heal These Wounds’


Jape has announced a new album Endless Thread to be released on Faction Records this September 29th, along with an Irish tour.

The album took Richie Egan three years to make and was inspired by classic song solo records from the ’70s from Paul McCartney, Judee Sill, Robert Wyatt and John Cale, “layered with kaleidoscopic oddness.”

Artwork for the album is by M&E and features a 3D printed head of Richie. Pre-order link.

‘Heal These Wounds’ is the first song from the album and is out today, and is a brightly lit song with a melodic strength, a return to the songwriting form after recent electronic music releases. It has a vaguely Magic Roundabout psychedelic feel to it.

‘Heal These Wounds’ [is] an upbeat song written around the time I was writing a lot of songs for cartoons, it’s a song that made me fall back in love with writing again, I listen to a lot of experimental and ‘weird’ music, however I always seem to fall back to the melodic side of things, in the past I sort of ran away from that but this time I thought I should embrace it as it seems to be what I might be good at.’  

Richie Egan

Jape live:

Fri 20-Oct Dublin Button Factory

Sat 21-Oct Dublin Whelans

Tickets for Dublin show via Selective Memory.

Thu 02-Nov Cork Coughlans Live

Fri 03-Nov Clonakilty DeBarras

Sat 04-Nov Limerick Dolans, Kasbah

Sun 05-Nov Galway Roisin Dubh 

About Jape – Endless Thread

Taking cues from the endlessly inventive solo records of the 1970’s, ( think Paul McCartney, Judee Sill, Robert Wyatt, John Cale etc. ) as well as present day production techniques, Endless Thread is memorable, uncomplicated and positive. 

From a humorous contemplation on infinity, ‘The Hilbert Hotel’ to catchy brainworm ‘Lashing Through the Minutes’ or a Beatles-y take on a family Christmas with board games, ‘In Our Home’ – Endless Thread shows a songwriter spreading their wings and having fun, making music for the sake of the songs, pulling them from the air and dressing them. 

Richard Egan produced and recorded the album at RARN studio using a unique collection of ribbon microphones, tape machines and tube outboard equipment. The album was mixed by David Odlum ( Sam Smith, Lisa O’ Neill ) and mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine. The artwork was assembled by M&E Sweden.

‘I’ve been putting all my focus onto getting into the tiny details of songs these days, there is so much joy in the details. The title Endless Thread reminds me we are all stitches on the rug of time who influence each other and inspire people in ways we don’t even know half the time, whether it’s an artist from the past or a thread on a social media page.

Jape – Heal These Wounds – Lyrics

Every time you look around

Take a little time to see

Every time you close your eyes my love

Know that you are close to me because

Out of the dark

There will come light 

Isn’t that right ?

Isn’t that right ?

Out of the night

There will be day 

This is the way

This is the way

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Silverbacks. Photo: Róisín Murphy O'Sullivan

I want you to heal these wounds

Each and every moment lived

Is shining like a bright blue star

Each and every moment by your side

Reminds me what a gem you are love

Out of this world

There must come love

There’s got to be some

There’s got to be some

Didn’t we say 

In order to grow

You’ve got to let go

You’ve got to let go 

I want you to heal these wounds

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