Watch the new Damien Rice Video – “I Don’t Want To Change You”


Watch the new Damien Rice Video – “I Don’t Want To Change You”, his first music video in 8 years!

My Favourite Faded Fantasy is out 11/11 in the U.S


Watch the new Damien Rice Video – “I Don’t Want To Change You” 
Damien Rice (born 7 December 1973) is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer who plays piano, guitar, percussion and clarinet.

Rice was raised in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, and began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper. After leaving the band he worked as a farmer in Tuscany and busked throughout Europe before returning to Ireland in 2001 and beginning a solo musical career. Rice found his early calling in painting and music. He set out to break into the pop charts with the indie rock outfit Juniper, that were signed to POLYGRAM RECORDS in 1997. The band enjoyed moderate success with a couple of single releases, but a projected album foundered because of record company politics.

In 2002 his debut album O reached No. 8 on the UK albums chart, won the Shortlist Music Prize and generated three top-30 singles in the UK. Rice released his second album 9 in 2006 and his songs have appeared in numerous films and television episodes.

After eight years of various collaborations, Rice will release his third studio album My Favourite Faded Fantasy on 3 November 2014.

Rice’s personal activities include musical contributions to charitable projects such as the Songs for Tibet, Freedom Campaign and theEnough Project.

In 2001, Rice’s song “The Blower’s Daughter” made a top 40 chart. Over the next year he continued to record his album with guitarist Mark Kelly, New York drummer Tom Osander aka Tomo, Paris pianist Jean Meunier, London producer David Arnold, County Meath vocalist Lisa Hannigan and cellist Vyvienne Long. Rice then embarked on a tour of Ireland with Hannigan, Tomo, Vyvienne, Mark, and Dublin bassist Shane Fitzsimons.

In 2002, Rice’s debut album O was released in Ireland, the UK and the United States. The album peaked at No. 8 on the UK albums chartand remained on the chart for 97 weeks, selling 650,000 copies in the US. The album won the Shortlist Music Prize and the songs “Cannonball” and “Volcano” became top 30 hits in the UK.

In 2006 Rice released his second album 9 which was recorded during the two years prior. 2007 was a year of touring with Rice appearing at England’s Glastonbury Festival and the Rock Werchter festival in Belgium.In 2008 he contributed the song “Making Noise” for the album Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace in support of the 14th Dalai Lama and Tibet.

In 2010, he contributed the song “Lonely Soldier” to the Enough Project and played at the Iceland Inspires concert held in Hljómskálagarðurinn near Reykjavík centrum. Rice recorded a cover of the Juniper track, “Crosseyed Bear” for the compilation, Help: A Day in the Life. Rice’s albums are published under his record label Heffa (originally named DRM) in Ireland and Vector Records in North America. Records released in the UK, Europe and other countries are published by 14th Floor Records via Warner Music. In spring 2011, Rice featured on the debut album by French actress and singer Melanie Laurent. He appears on two tracks on her debut album En t’attendant while collaborating on a total of five tracks which feature on the album. In May 2013, Rice told the audience at the South Korea Seoul Jazz Festival 2013 that he is working on a new album.

On 4 September 2014, Rice’s official Twitter account announced his third album My Favourite Faded Fantasy, due to October 31st.

Watch the new Damien Rice Video – “I Don’t Want To Change You” 

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