Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
7:11 AM 10th August 2020

The Coronas - True Love Waits (So Far So Good Records)

Irish band The Coronas have been going for 13 years now but this album might be the first you have heard from them.

It seems that the four piece became a trio last year when guitarist Dave McPhillips left the band, thankfully the group decided to carry on.

Main songwriter and singer Danny O’Reilly has teamed up with songwriters for the new album. The title track was written with Cian MacSweeny from Dublin based band, True Tides. The track is a melodic pop song much like most of the songs on this compelling new album.

In a way the structure of many of the songs on the album remind me of Kodaline.

A highlight of the album is Lost In The Thick of It, a duet with Gabrielle Aplin apparently written in Brighton with Gabrielle and her a partner Alfie Hudson-Taylor.

On the track I Think We Jinxed It, a tender ballad with an emotive vocal makes you wonder why the band are not as big over here as in their native Ireland. If it had been recorded by The Script they would have put a rap in the middle and their audience would love it.

Haunted, the Dingle speak for being lucky, co written with producer Cormac Butler and has a chiming guitar over a gospel inspired chorus. The song deserves to be played in arenas, were they not to be shut by Coronavirus!

Cold has been released as a single, the pick me up track. It makes you wonder if radio had picked up on the song here it would have been a hit.

That sums up The Coronas, maybe the best kept secret in music that you will discover this year.

I rate the album 4 out of 5