"The song came out of a reaction to the fear that is stoked so much by the media these days when one wonders if things really are much worse off than they ever were.....perhaps they are, but you have to question who's benefiting from all this "fear"? With growing levels of anxiety in the world, it feels even more important to be kind to ourselves and sometimes recognise that so much of what happens in our lives is out of our control."

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing is the project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist James O'Donnell. This is his first solo project after previous musical ventures with bands ‘Hush War Cry’ and ‘Dear Desert’. 

The Kerry native's alternative rock sound was executed brilliantly on his debut album 'End Comes To Light' was released in 2022 to much critical praise and attention.  

It was recorded and produced with Christian Best (Mick Flannery), Alex Borwick (Niamh Regan, Rachel Lavelle) and mixed by Tommy McClaughlin (Soak, Pillow Queens, Ailbhe Reddy) at Attica Audio in Donegal.  

Singles have received national radio airplay on 2fm (The Alternative, Dan Hegarty), Newstalk (Tom Dunne Show) and Raidió na Gaeltachta (An Taobh Tuathail, Cian Ó Cíobháin).  

Meanwhile, the album has also featured on prominent magazines/blogs such as Nialler9 (“sounds a bit like War on Drugs”), Goldenplec, The Thin Air and The Goo Dublin ("The soundscapes are broad and lush...").  

A four-piece band live; they are poised to win over many new followers on the gigging circuit.