Rory & The Island have dropped their catchy new disco hit, ‘Donna Don’t Take My Summer’. The track is available to listen to on Spotify!
After the success of previous tracks ‘When the Lights go Down’ and ‘Miss This’ both reaching number one on the phone Irish iTunes chart, they are back with a new summer disco hit.
Just before the pandemic started in March 2020, Rory flew his family away to Scotland for a new start. With the hope to open their new bar and live music venue ‘The Wildcat’, this dream was quickly postponed by the local and National lockdowns. This left him in an entirely new surrounding and a mentally drained place.
With a unique sound that isn’t often heard anymore in this generation, the new single brings funk and flare whilst holding the classic Rory & The Island sound. ‘Donna Don’t Take My Summer’ was inspired by sounds from the likes of Nile Rogers, KC and the Sunshine Band and Quincey Jones.
It continues to be absolute epic work from Rory, with a combination of disco and chilled out vibes all at the same time. You’ll be obsessed with the release timing of this, with a hint of an ending summer and a seasonal change.
When discussing the new release, Rory said:
“After releasing two introvert melancholic songs during the pandemic I decided that with a bit of light at the end of the tunnel to just go crazy with a feel-good bubblegum pop summer song!”
The track was recorded in Distant City Studios in Yorkshire. Mixing was completed by Paul Gallagher and Joss Worthington, while mastered by John Davies, known for his work with U2, The Killers, and Years and Years.
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