In this Xmas edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape (in which will focus on charity singles) we turn the spotlight to We Cut Corners cover of ‘Stop The Cavalry’ in aid of First Fortnight.
A gentle rendition of Jona Lewie booming brass filled Xmas classic, We Cut Corners bring a serene mood to the song’s wishful, reflective narrative.
Broadened by the recording’s lush production, great swells of string harmonies and softly performed vocals the Dublin duo’s rendition is an engaging and heartfelt re-imagining of Lewie’s songwriting.
Showcasing the band’s ability to create intimacy within their music through performance and feel, We Cut Corners’ version of ‘Stop the Cavalry’ is a vivid, full-bodied Xmas single for an important cause.
It is for these reasons that ‘Stop the Cavalry’ by We Cut Corners is this week’s addition to The Mixed-Tape. The single itself is out now via iTunes.
We Cut Corners will also play as part of the First Fortnight festival on January 10th in the Button Factory. Click here for information on the festival.
About First Fortnight:
First Fortnight is a charity-based organisation with the express aim of challenging mental health prejudice
through the creative arts. We believe the arts allow us to create a space where people can talk about mental health issues in a non-scripted manner. Once that conversation has begun, we hope this will then help to change people’s perceptions about an issue
that affects us all with one in four of us set to experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. With that in mind, we hope to make the First Fortnight of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, challenging
prejudice and ending stigma.
Founded in 2009, First Fortnight staged its first two-week arts festival in 2012. The charity has since become a mental health service provider with the establishment in 2013 of the First Fortnight
Centre for Creative Therapies. The centre currently employs two psychotherapists providing art-therapy for individuals experiencing homelessness and mental ill-health in Dublin.
The First Fortnight charity is run entirely by a core group of volunteers. We hope you enjoy the 2015 programme of excellent music, film, theatre, spoken word, debate and visual art events, and that we see you in January.