CORMAC NEESON has released a new single, “Precious Cargo,” via Social Family Records.
The song, co-written by Neeson, Jonny Fitch and Alex Francis, channels the strong parental instincts to love and protect the ones we hold close at all cost, and was developed by all three writers during the first Northern Irish COVID lockdown.
“I actually developed a lot of the vocal ideas for this song during the first lockdown when I didn’t have access to a studio,” Neeson said, “so I would play and sing through the song every night but very quietly as my two children slept upstairs! Almost by accident, I developed this unusual close, whispering type vocal sound which sparked the idea to evolve the track into a full production. It is definitely a departure from anything I’ve ever released before but I’m very proud of it so we’re going to put it out there!!”
“Precious Cargo” comes with a sketch animated video directed by Northern Irish artist / director, Louis Nelson. Neeson came across some sketches that Nelson had left lying around in a recording studio where he was working and thought that his style of sketch animation would lend itself perfectly to portray a form of other worldly escapism that would suit “Precious Cargo.”
“Over a month or so Louis put together a sketch storyboard that conveyed the protection and love of a young family that simply wanted to escape what they saw as a hostile world,” Neeson stated. “‘Precious Cargo’ is really all about protecting those you love when the maddening world around you seems so out of kilter with itself!”