Malachy Tuohy is an Irish singer and songwriter known for his soulful voice and down-to-earth songwriting style.
He is also the vocalist and songwriter of Dublin band the Riptide Movement, with whom he has earned international success and a gold-selling, number 1 album, with hit songs such as “All Works Out”, “Changeling” and “Elephant in the Room,”.
In addition to his work with the Riptide Movement, Tuohy writes and collaborates with many artists and will release his first solo album titled ‘I Cross This Universe’ on June 16th 2023.
Tuohy embarks on a new creative journey with “I Cross This Universe”… Born out of the covid lockdown, the album showcases Tuohy’s impressive range as an artist and songwriter.
The songs are intimate and stripped back, with an emphasis on the vocals and lyrics, making for an introspective personal sound. The album features exceptional production by Gavin Glass and special guest performances from Albert Lee, Moya Brennan, Rachel Grace, Beth McNinch, and Paul Brennan.
His debut solo studio album, I Cross This Universe – is bold, profound, and resonant, it showcases Tuohy’s ever-growing talents as a songwriter.
It is an album of love songs, tributes, and eulogies with compassionate and heartfelt lyrics which celebrate the indomitable human spirit. Songs that take the listener on a journey through love, loss, hope, grief, and new beginnings.
The 10-track album courses through many tempos and moods. It opens with the title track – I Cross This Universe – a song inspired by the concept of parallel universes, which captures the unwavering power of love. It tells the story of two lost souls who go to great lengths to be reunited.
A Song For Suzie – is a tribute to the celebrated songwriter and producer Tony Colton who passed in 2020. Jarlath – is a tribute to the songwriter’s late uncle, who was in palliative care during a nationwide Covid lockdown.
The song was written to comfort Jarlath in his passing; however, due to Covid restrictions at the time, Tuohy couldn’t visit Jarlath in the hospital to play the song for him, so he sent a rough phone recording of it to his Mother, so that she could play it for him at his bedside. Unfortunately, Jarlath passed away before he could hear it.
Songs like Most Of The Time and Hope – reflect on the complexity of self-expression, isolation, and disconnection. Tonight and Lemonade are beautiful, warm, uplifting love songs that balance the mood of the overall album.
Rainy Boy Sleep – is a tribute to Stevie Martin, an Irish musician who passed in 2016. The album concludes with The Artist – a song about the life of the great Irish portraiture artist Patrick Tuohy.
The album was produced by Gavin Glass and features special guest performances from Albert Lee, Moya Brennan, Rachel Grace, Beth McNinch, and Paul Brennan. I Cross This Universe will be pressed on vinyl. LPs are available for pre-order now.