Indie singer/songwriter from Bangor, County Down Mark Hegan releases his new single ‘Love, Wait for Me’ on 13th February. The song was mastered by Rocky O’Reilly at Start Together Studios, Belfast. Mark has garnered industry interest and plays from the likes of BBC Radio 1 (Introducing), BBC Radio 2 and Radio Ulster and recently premiered his last single ‘Every Minute After Midnight’ here at XS Noize.
I intended to write ‘ Love, Wait for Me ’ about losing one’s sense of place in the world, which is a pretty common theme for me. However, as time passed, the song took on a slightly more specific direction I didn’t expect and ended up being more about approaching adulthood and the challenges that pose to one’s identity. It’s probably the most brutally honest song I’ve ever written (getting older and gaining responsibility scares the shit out of me) and for that alone, I’m deeply proud of it.
The photo that features on the cover art was taken around the turn of the millennium on the North West coast of Ireland, and the man in the picture is my Dad. The photo made perfect sense to me in relation to the song; here was a man at the head of a large family taking an isolated moment on the beach, one of the very few moments he would have for just himself and his thoughts. I’m beyond lucky to have an example such as my father, and I guess this song is one for him and me. When adult life and all its hardship comes knocking, how do you do justice to yourself and those you love? – Mark Hegan
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