*Still available to purchase directly from Brigid Power-Ryce as a limited edition print with download code here: brigidmaepower.bandcamp.com
All tracks (except 'Before Your Call') were recorded live on my own in St.Nicholas' Church in Galway on quiet mornings, with a lot of coffee and rain and hiding from the Vicar, who was actually very nice and fine with me playing there after all. There are a lot of car/motorbike and seagull sounds too.
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"I Told You The Truth is an album drenched in reverb soaked emotion and lament. Enchantingly performed and produced the record is simply captivating and showcases a songwriter of immense talent in a soundscape that naturally merges itself to Brigid Power-Ryce’s haunting sound.
Affecting, impassioned and uncompromising, I Told You The Truth is something very special indeed. In a scene that sometimes values safety over substance and marketability over artistry Brigid Power-Ryce has produced an album that stands alone in its sound and style. Stunning."
- The Last Mixed Tape
"In both the songs and the sound of the church which hangs heavy around them, you can hear a private space, a home of sorts being eked out, note by note. It feels a space away from the world. When you hear the cars and birds outside the church, you know the outside is still there, but inside the walls its possible to be unperceived, to be safe from view. Not hiding, not afraid, just making the time and space for yourself. It’s this which gives the album its unique mood - introspective, but never timid - to which Power-Ryce appears completely committed. No matter where this commitment takes them, the performances are always powerful; emotional and intimate, strong, confident, raw. There are moments that feel confessional and others, such as the ever-rising closer ‘Tiny You and Me’, that feel ecstatic, like a happiness close to tears. One way or another, there’s no holding back. In soft times, this kind of honesty will always be refreshing."
- Ian Maleney, Thumped