Gypsies On The Autobahn
All Band Photographs ©Anthony O'Connor
Having just released their second album 'Suspended' earlier this year to critical acclaim, GOTA are now releasing their third single from it, 'Rubicon', along with a thought provoking video written and directed by front man James Smith. We're hoping to talk to them soon, they have an interesting creative process judging by the quote below....Fran x
Rubicon Single & Video
"In the lead up to writing Rubicon Niall and James had come to blows and were not speaking to each other. Eventually Niall came in with this bass line, which was what broke the silence between them. Working in close proximity with each other for so long there is ultimately going to be conflict; luckily this conflict gave us Rubicon.
The video is about two people who can’t talk, moving between Reality and the Otherside; a dark and surreal look at relationships and conflict. Written and Directed by frontman, James Smith, shot and edited by Oliver Kelly and Alex Lynch and starring Laura Brady and Tadhg O’Rourke."
"Their second album, ‘SUSPENDED’ brings with it a more mature sound and central theme of hope born from moments of struggle. Talking about writing the record, James said he had always previously found it necessary to try to use his lyrics to speak to someone else. However when it came to moving forward he found that familiar process transitioning into one that delivered lyrics he identified as him searching for hope for himself. It’s that intimacy and insular dialogue that deliver’s ‘SUSPENDED’’s big emotional punch and creates inevitable internal conversations for the listener because everyone can relate to them on a deeply personal level. While they admit they write songs in what might be considered a backwards way, music first and lyrics second, it's easy to see that it is born from an understanding between four young men who have been creating together for over a decade. This understanding allows them to continually bring each other outside of their comfort zones. A lack of fear in suggesting things that might on the surface level sound unorthodox, ultimately delivers moments of glory that give this sophomore record brand new life."