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Pete Higgins


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    The Great Divide
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    Cover to Cover
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    The Measure of a Day
Pete Higgins writes music because he has to. Once a melody materialises in his head, he has
to capture it and mould it or it will consume his thoughts for the entire day.
A native of Boyle, Co. Roscommon and now based in Galway city, Pete has written music as
long as he has been able to play music. His songs are rooted in an acoustic foundation and
build in layers to create a sound that serves the melody. Lyrical inspiration is derived from the
always present and ever changing Atlantic Ocean - “I see the ocean every day from my
bedroom window and it changes colour and texture continuously, it’s ebbs and flows always
remind me of the ups and downs of modern day life”. The daily strive to be a well-adjusted
adult in today’s world also plays a large role in his lyrics. “So many songs have been written
about love - the only way to not add to the many clichés out there is to speak honestly”
Drawing on the sound of Father John Misty along with the likes of
Sufjan Stevens, Pete Higgins is not content to stay squarely in one genre. “The song dictates
what direction it goes in, I try to follow the melody to wherever it sits most comfortably.” The
song ‘Atlantic’, from his forthcoming album, is heavily adorned with synths and vocal samples
while the album closer ‘Ageless’ is more reminiscent of a 1930s swinging ballad - the two
extremes of an album that has no interest in repeating itself.


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