Irish folk-rockers Hermitage Green are back with their roaring single, “Lions Share.” 2016 was a huge year for the band, signing to Sony Music Ireland and selling out shows across their home country and the UK. They have played alongside Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars and The Pogues. 2017 has been a continuation of this progress and is proving to be another monumental year for the band that launches them to the international stage.
“Lions Share” feels like a rustic tavern ballad cranked up to a stadium anthem. The lyrics find the singer tormented in a caustic relationship. He knows he’s caught in the lion’s den. When there’s no escape and he’s torn to pieces, all that’s left of him will be the lion’s share. Bear’s Den fans will find themselves right at home with Dan Murphy’s enchanting vocals enriched by multi-cultural instrumentation.
Talking about the song, vocalist Dan Murphy says, ‘Lion’s Share is an expression of certain aspects of human behaviour. Indulgence, greed, selfishness, the innate need to consume, and lastly a complete sense of apathy for all of the above. When you care for nothing – that is the moment when you can reap the full rewards”.