International hitmakers top the charts Kodaline shared “Wherever You Are”, the second single from their upcoming new live album, Our roots are deepreleased October 14, 2022, via Fantasy Records.
Our roots are deep was recorded during Kodaline’s sold-out show at Dublin’s cozy Olympia Theater in early March 2022. Produced with pristine clarity by fellow Irishman, Phillip Magee, the stripped-down 17-track live album features a selection of the most treasured tracks of the group and three illuminating covers in more than 80 minutes of music. Previously, Kodaline released the first single from the set “Brother”.
The band—singer/multi-instrumentalist, Steve Garrigan; bassist/vocalist, Jason Boland; guitarist/vocalist, Mark Prendergast; and drummer/singer Vinny May—is known for his pop-rock anthems and lush ballads that have topped radio and streaming charts around the world.
For these special intimate performances, the band used mostly acoustic instruments, including cellist David Doyle and keyboardist/vocalist David Prendergast, which help give the warm living room sound additional layers of texture and depth.
This is particularly evident on the new album’s show opener and lead track “Wherever You Are”, a fan favorite from the band’s fourth studio album. One day at a time.
Regarding “Wherever You Are”, Steve Garrigan of Kodaline said, “‘Wherever You Are’ is a song I originally wrote as a present for my girlfriend. It was great to hear the crowd singing along. this acoustic version in such an intimate setting. It’s a moment we won’t forget.
About the album, the band said, “This album is something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time, it’s also something entirely new to us. It’s a stripped-down, clickless acoustic show, which basically means it’s very raw and unfiltered. We wanted to try and capture the energy and atmosphere of the night as best we could. It was an intimate show recorded in one of our favorite venues in the world, in Dublin, at home in Ireland. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed playing it.