This debut EP from Strabane singer-songwriter Paul Tully highlights the fine talent that is alive and well in Northern Ireland these days. Holding the torch for past greats is never easy but there is a rich well of talent recently springing forth, with the likes of Ruth Trimble, Bruce Joseph and The Dandy Horses.
Paul Tully is perhaps the best example of this new talent with a collection of mature, fully realised songs that are produced by Peter Doherty in a style that shows both insight and sensitivity to the artist. Whether writing about optimism for the future (Go Your Way) or penning a lullaby for adults (Ways of the World), Paul Tully hits it just right with fine arrangements and a sensitive sound.
Stop is a track that pleads for understanding in a relationship and highlights the fine vocals of Paul along with beautiful cello and harmony vocals from Bridgeen MacManus.I Will Wait For You speaks of a parting couple who try to secure their fragile relationship and contains the lines “Shouldn’t fall apart so easily; shouldn’t fall in love so easily.”
Paul Tully is truly fine stuff and a real talent to celebrate.