Review by Bobby Green
There’s something glorious about listening to music in the sunshine, the lyrics somehow mean more, the sentiment behind each verse seems to be heightened when we feel good and safe and warm. And from time to time a song will come along that gives you these feelings whatever the weather.
The Measure (Summer Mix) by Ultan Conlon is one of those songs that transports you to a place of warmth and good times with its timeless melody and joyous rhythm and will have you humming it for days after hearing it.
We all fell in love with the super catchy ‘The Measure’ on its original issue earlier this spring, the song held the No 1 spot on RTE Radio 1’s airplay chart in April. Its issue led to Ultan’s debut at BBC Radio also. Ultan capped off the spring with a full house at his debut headline show in Whelans Main Room on Dublin’s Wexford Street.
Ahead of Ultan’s performance at Doolin Folk Festival on June 16th, he is now thrilled to service the Summer Mix of the No 1 single, The Measure. The track was originally recorded and mixed in Nashville TN by Grammy Award winning engineer Collin Dupuis (Lana Del Ray, The Black Keys, Dr. John and Ray LeMontagne amongst others.
This Summer Mix was created closer to home with Grammy Nominated Chris O’Brien and Graham Murphy at The Production Suite Dublin (The Stunning, The High Kings, Celtic Woman) doing the honours. This new version was mastered by Richard Dowling at WAV mastering.
The Measure (Summer Mix)service also coincides with the announcement of possibly Ultan’s largest and most high-profile show to date. Ultan and his band, The Night Owls are delighted to be confirmed as guest with Bryan Ferry at his Trinity College Summer Series Concert on July 27th.
This is a wonderful acknowledgment for the new album, The Last Days Of The Night Owl. A beautiful body of work that is taking this stunning singer songwriter to a deserved next level in his music career.