The Coronas FIND THE WATER in New Music Video's California Desert Locations

The Coronas FIND THE WATER in New Music Video's California Desert Locations

"Find the Water," the new single from The Coronas, provides a glimpse into the direction that the popular Irish band's forthcoming sixth album is shaping up to take. A paean to the need for ongoing self-improvement, both personal and on the band's own trajectory, the song immediately catapulted to #1 on Ireland's iTunes chart upon release in late May.

Now the new "Find the Water" music video provides a stark and intriguing travelogue of the Southern California desert in which frontman Danny O'Reilly is on a quest that doesn't always follow a clearly delineated path. Conceived and directed by musician and filmmaker John Broe, a member of the Irish band Thanks Brother, the video was beautifully photographed on location around the Salton Sea and near Joshua Tree National Park.

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"It's a journey video," explains Broe. "Danny is travelling through the desert going back to a place he loved, but there's a dark side to it. We see lots of flashbacks and flash forwards, and the video only starts to make sense towards the very end." A vintage 1975 Ford F-150 pickup truck features prominently in the video, giving the video, as Broe describes it, a very American look.

The Coronas have called the road home since they first arrived on the music scene in Ireland more than 10 years ago. During the last two years, they've toured North America three times and visited the UK, Australia and Europe in addition to playing all over their homeland in support of their most recent albumTrust the Wire and last summer's EP release, Reprise. Bringing their music to new audiences in far-off places now serves as inspiration for the development of what will ultimately become the band's sixth album, planned for an early 2020 release.

To begin the recording process, The Coronas came to Los Angeles to enlist producer Rob Kirwan, who is riding the crest of the worldwide success of his most recent producing project, Hozier's Wasteland Baby! The Coronas and Kirwan recorded four new songs, with "Find the Water" the first to be released. The single is available via digital outlets worldwide through the band's SoFarSoGood Records imprint distributed by Blix Street Records.

Seeing our following grow outside of Ireland has definitely left us with a new-found enthusiasm for what we can achieve in this band," explains Coronas frontman Danny O'Reilly, "I think we all felt that when we sat down to write the new material. Personally, I've never been as excited about our new music as am about the batch of songs we already have for the next album. Of the four songs we recorded with Rob in LA, 'Find the Water' felt like the right jumping off point for what the album is going to be.

"Musically, it's unlike anything we've done before - melodically, the vocal delivery. Even the arrangement is unusual for us, yet it was one of those songs where we were all on the same page right from the start, and it came together very quickly, which is always a good sign."

The underlying theme of "Find the Water" is self-improvement, and all that entails. "It's a kind of reminder to myself," he says, "to appreciate what I've got and to convince myself that I can write a decent song or be a good friend or be a better person or whatever it may be."

In between the recording of the album, the road will continue to beckon as The Coronas already have a slate of summer shows on their schedule. While the last two summers have seen them play two of their biggest shows ever in Dublin-last July at the 3Arena and the previous year at the Kilmainham Gaol-as well as other high profile Irish festivals, this year they will be bringing their own Long Way Home Festival, to some six different cities in Ireland. The concept is to bring with them a lineup of their favourite established and up and coming Irish acts in addition to performing their own set. The first such show took place at the Docklands in Limerick on June 2 with Ryan McMullan, Thanks Brother and Josh Gray supporting. Additional shows in Cork, Galway and Belfast have already been announced with others to be added shortly.

Additionally, The Coronas are set for summer festivals in Europe and Ireland. After making their debut appearance at the eclectic Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago's Grant Park last summer, the band will this year play Lollapalooza in Berlin on September 8.

The Coronas--Danny O'Reilly (vocals, guitar), Graham Knox (bass), Conor Egan (drums) and Dave McPhillips (guitar)-have five critically-acclaimed albums to their credit-four of them double platinum in Ireland and one on its way there-have spent a decade touring all over the world. The TRUST THE WIRE album debuted at #1 on the Irish music chart in its first week of release in 2017, becoming the band's first album to reach the top spot. In addition to TRUST THE WIRE, The Coronas previously released four studio albums: HEROES OR GHOSTS (2007), TONY WAS AN EX-CON (2009), CLOSER TO YOU (2011) and THE LONG WAY (2014), the first three via the independent Irish label 3ú Records and the fourth one on Island Records. Returning to the independent route, they released TRUST THE WIRE on their own label imprint. They plan to roll out more singles in the coming months leading up to the release of the new album.

Summer 2019 shows are as follows. More will be announced shortly:

June 15 Fete De La Musique Festival, Luxembourg

June 22 Irish Independent Park, Cork, Ireland (Long Way Home Festival)

July 14 Citadel Festival, Gunnersbury Park, London

July 20 Splendour Festival, Nottingham

July 28 Big Top, Galway (Long Way Home Festival)

August 23 Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Long Way Home Festival)

September 8 Lollapalooza Festival, Berlin



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