Derry producer Ryan Vail hasn’t had a new track in over a year and he’s back with his musical partner Katie Cosgrove for the lead track from a new EP on Champion Sound Recordings in the first week in May. ‘Grow’, the title track is a Morr Music-esque sombre electronic song which addresses the sudden passing away of friend.
“You don’t know what I’ve been told / I’ll die young / But you’ll grow old.”
The song is told from the perspective of the friend who passed away. Vail explained the EP to The Fader – “The project covers the various stages of his journey to death, from telling people he was dying, dealing with it himself, questioning God and finally understanding what was happening.”
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