Give Me Your Love: “It’s a shimmering and rather low-key moment, tender with a sense of soft romanticism that nestles itself amongst the enchanting melodies and Mungovan’s hazy vocal; the end result feeling near-cinematic-like with its gradual, potent unveiling.”
“Song You Need to Know: Joe Mungovan continues his reputation as a fine purveyor of summer vibes with his latest breezy cut ‘Lemon + Lime”.
‘His warm lilting vocals coupled with catchy guitar riffs transport you to somewhere warm and tropical. The layered guitars are extremely effective, and it has a recurring bass guitar line that keeps the party going from beginning to end. “You + Me” has a wonderful optimistic feel to it”
Give Me Your Love: “Joe’s right in his bag lately with these smoother-than-smooth cuts. He sounds like a sax’d up Rubens here and I’m into it.”
Dave Ruby Howe, Triple j Unearthed
Soaking Up The Sunshine: “Joe taking me far away, specifically to a tropical island with a cocktail served in a coconut and endless refills. ooooh yes thank you sir! 4 stars”
Declan Byrne, Triple j
“This is an absolute triumph of a cruisy indie pop song. You’ve folded all these gorgeous elements and it’s all tied up with your lovely raspy voice. Love it man. 4.5stars”
Pip Rasmussen, Triple j
Following the release of singles You + Me, Lemon + Lime and Soaking Up The Sunshine, NSW South Coast singer-songwriter Joe Mungovan announces his long awaited debut album ‘A Flower In The Weeds’ and releases his latest single, the intoxicating Give Me Your Love.
Give Me Your Love is a sensual jam which showcases Mungovan’s brilliant songwriting and further highlights why he was nominated for an APRA Award and Golden Guitar Award in 2021, and a Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in 2020.
“Imagine yourself on a warm summer day in a beautiful city somewhere in Europe. You’ve been spending everyday exploring the city, drinking wine in the sun and everything is new and exciting. On top of all of this you’re falling for a person you’ve just met. ‘Give Me Your Love’ is the soundtrack.” Joe Mungovan
The music video for Give Me Your Love, directed by Joe Mungovan and Mikey Conlon, was filmed in Joe’s hometown of Kiama. Complete with saxophone solo from his mate Dom Littrich, the video sees Mungovan front and centre for the first time unlike his previous videos, such as his Rage feature video and MTV favourite Soaking Up The Sunshine.
“We were quite restricted with making this video. The initial idea for it had to change quite drastically when the second lockdown became quite serious in NSW. I decided to make it a one shot through my beautiful hometown of Kiama. We came up with a rough map of where we wanted to go and winged it a few times. Although we stumbled across a few hurdles (car doors not opening and lights falling over) we got there in the end.” – Joe Mungovan
Drawing inspiration from his NSW coastal surroundings, Joe’s debut album was written during 2020 and the current 2021 lockdown. The album was produced by Mungovan and his mate Tim Carr, and mastered by Joe Carra.
“This album was written and recorded throughout 2020/21. I was living remotely when Covid hit and I ended up staying in the home studio I had set up for the rest of the year. I finally felt like I had the time and space to create a cohesive piece of art. I used the time to reflect on the past year of touring, life and love. ‘A Flower In The Weeds’ was my head-in-the-sand approach to the pandemic, focusing on the positives instead of getting swept up in the bullshit.” – Joe Mungovan
Joe has shared stages with acts such as Lime Cordiale, Gang Of Youths, The Preatures, Paul Dempsey, JOY, Maddy Jane, The Vanns, Winterbourne, Brad Cox, Cosmo Jarvis (US), Hollie Smith (NZ), and Ian Moss (Cold Chisel). He has also performed at a variety of festivals including the Queenscliff Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Surry Hills Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Vivid Sydney, The Australian Beer Festival, Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, Tablelands Folk Festival, Viva La Gong Illawarra Folk Festival, Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, BEAMS festival, and Folk By The Sea. Joe was also named ‘2014 Folk Singer/Songwriter Of The Year’ by Songsalive Australia.
Give Me Your Love IS OUT NOW
Debut Album ‘A Flower In The Weeds’ is released in November
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With thanks to Beehive PR