Cork singer-songwriter Jack O'Rourke has shared an update on his upcoming second studio album Wild Place.
Taking to social media, Jack confirmed that his first LP in five years is "nearly ready" and will feature 12 "fairly emotional" tracks he created entirely during lockdown. Wild Place is scheduled for release later in 2021.
Wild Place features lead single Opera On The Top Floor which reached Number 14 on the Official Irish Homegrown Chart, and new single Patsy.
Listening to masters for my album, Wild Place.... fairly emotional - 12 songs, all written during lockdown from the heart & soul & beyond..— Jack O Rourke (@JackORourkes) September 14, 2021
Tis nearly ready - a crew made it possible...
Eager to put it out there into the ether & into the world...when it’s not mine, but yours.. pic.twitter.com/BGeZHbyvBx
Of his new single Patsy - written about Patsy Cline - O'Rourke said: "'Patsy Cline' is about a wild love – all that's exciting and beautiful – the wild place where that exists, even in a memory. Patsy was an extraordinary singer to me, she's the precursor to Janis Joplin or even Bjork or Phoebe Bridgers."
Jack O'Rourke released his critically-acclaimed debut album Dreamcatcher in September 2016, which peaked at Number 19 on the Official Irish Albums Chart and Number 5 on the Official Irish Independent Albums Chart. The record featured Silence, a signature song for LGBTQ+ rights during the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum.