The Coronas release new single ‘Getaway Car’ on 25th November, taken from their seventh album, Time Stopped which went straight to number one on the Irish album charts. The Coronas are the first and only self-released Irish band in history to have a third consecutive number-one album, an amazing feat for the Dublin trio.
‘Getaway Car’ talks about being there for a friend in need. ‘If you ever feel afraid, if everything just seems insane, I will be your getaway car…’ Singer Danny explains, ‘Lyrically the song highlights that feeling of knowing that you would drop everything and do anything for a friend if they needed you. So much so that they wouldn’t even need to give you an explanation. It was written in lockdown at a time where people were focusing on going above and beyond their call of duty, helping others.’
The single is accompanied by a poignant video starring Laurence and Oren Kinlan, with cinematography by John Conroy (acclaimed for his work on Penny Dreadful, Luther and Westworld, amongst others) and directed by Laurence Kinlan (Love/Hate) - Watch BELOW:
The Coronas are currently on the road in support of Time Stopped and are having the time of their lives playing sold-out shows. ‘We are absolutely loving being back on the road. Some of these shows were originally scheduled to happen over two years ago so it’s lovely that people haven’t forgotten about us. Amsterdam, New York, Toronto and Chicago were definite highlights but we’re just really enjoying travelling and promoting Time Stopped. It’s amazing to hear the new songs being sung back to us.’
And what better way for the band to close out the year than with a sold-out run at home in Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre from 14th-18th December. These gigs have become a Christmas tradition for the band and their legions of fans, memorable for their truly magical atmosphere.
LIVE IRISH DATES
4 Dec Ulster Hall, Belfast
14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Dec. 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin - SOLD OUT
Wed 28 December INEC, Killarney
17 June Fairview Park, Dublin
4-6 August Indiependance, Cork