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Damien Rice

FUV's New Dig: Damien Rice

by Darren DeVivo

My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Damien Rice
Vector/Warner Bros. Records


Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice quietly and willingly slipped off the music radar following the release of his second album, 9, in 2006. Now, eight years later, Damien has returned with his third long player, My Favourite Faded Fantasy.

Damien Rice - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

For us, eight years of virtual silence from Damien Rice feels like a long time. But according to Damien, it feels like he just woke up from a snooze. After hearing him describe his journey, one might even call it an awakening. Following the exhaustion caused by his last album and tour, and painful breakup with singer Lisa Hannigan, Damien Rice discovered that he had had everything, and was miserable. The subsequent years of healing and soul searching proved to be powerful teachers, as Damien has returned, not only with his most magnificently lush and moving album yet, but also with a new approach to life. Our conversation goes deep, as he describes finding a new, exceptionally open and receptive approach to the challenges of daily life, and how, with the help of studio/spiritual guru, Rick Rubin, he opened the floodgates to these new songs. Lucky for us, it sounds as if My Favourite Faded Fantasy is the beginning of a beautiful new chapter in the career of Damien Rice. 

New Music from Damien Rice

by Sarah Wardrop
photo by Lilja Birgisdóttir

Today at 3pm, Dennis Elsas will premiere a brand new song from Damien Rice. It's been eight years since this FUV fave released a collection of new material. Now we only have to wait until November 11th for the album My Favourite Faded Fantasy, which was produced by Rice and Rick Rubin. There are also a few NYC tour dates to look forward to (October 16 & 18 at The Box; October 17 at Warsaw), although they quickly sold-out. In the meantime, Damien has offered up a Public Radio Premiere of his new song "I Don't Want To Change You," and it comes your way on FUV this afternoon. (Stream the song via All Songs Considered).