On the third anniversary of band members Anna and Evan’s wedding day, Galway’s Dott have shared a new video for their track ‘Wedding Song’, taken from their recent album Heart Swell. It’s a poignant ode to love in all its forms, and a celebration of Ireland’s vote to legalise Same Sex Marriage in 2015.
The video, shot by Madra Dana, shows footage of ‘traditional’ weddings before the Marriage Referendum, as Anna’s lyrics systematically strip away the expectations that come with wedding ceremonies, revealing the only thing that truly matters when you consider spending the rest of your life with someone: Love.
Anna explains the track further: “It’s three years since Evan and I tied the knot, and it has been so beautiful to see all of the people who have been able to legally marry the person they want to be with. For me, getting married had nothing to do with a big white dress, a trip to the church and a Priest’s blessing. It was about announcing that I intend to spend the rest of my life with someone I love, and celebrating that with all of our friends and family. Since 2015, everyone in Ireland can do just that too.”
Dott will be playing for Get In Her Ears on October 26th at our first gig at The Five Bells (RSVP here), so make sure you head down to hear ‘Wedding Song’ in all its live glory. Watch the video for the track below and follow Dott on Facebook for more updates.
Order your copy of Dott’s Heart Swell here.
Photo Credit: Alison MW