Strabane singer songwriter Darren Doherty (formerly of A Northern Light) makes a very welcome return with the first single from his second solo album as Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir, due in spring 2019. ‘Heathens’ is a gentle, haunting acoustic number, featuring some hypnotically repetitive guitar lines.
Doherty is an extremely talented musician, but the lyrics are equally as impressive. Vocally, he demonstrates his usual crystal clear enunciation, somewhat befitting of the subject matter of the song. His expressive vocals possess a more apparent hint of an accent than on previous releases, and the backing vocals are delicate-never getting in the way. We await the album with eager (and impatient) anticipation.