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First Thoughts Review: 'Need You Now' by Simon Casey & Cliona Hagan

Two beautiful voices and a piano come together to create this stunning version of Lady A's 'Need You Now.' Subtle synth and acoustic guitar are introduced during verse two to help this song build slightly in intensity.

Simon Casey and Cliona Hagan getting together for this project is a perfect combination. They first performed 'Need You Now' together at a concert last year and the reaction was so good that they decided to release it as a single and I have a feeling that it will be a great success for them both as it is totally stunning. You almost want to hold your breath when you listen so that you don't miss a single note.

Having had the pleasure of hearing previous recordings from Simon Casey, it is very apparent in all his songs that he has a real knack of arranging the music in such a way that the listeners' focus will always be on his stunning voice. The instrumentation enhances and not masks his vocal tone and diction and 'Need You Now' is no exception.

'Need You Now' will be on Simon’s forthcoming album which will be released in November and will include his previous hit releases ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘Angel’.

The official 'Need You Now' video was filmed by ‘Bad Apple Films’ in the American Green Barn, Kilbeggan, Ireland. It was released to both Simon and Cliona’s Facebook music pages and YouTube channels on the 17th July.

‘NEED YOU NOW’ by Simon Casey & Cliona Hagan is available on iTunes, Spotify and all online music platforms now.

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