When The Lights Go Out is the new single from Crybaby. Taken from Crybaby’s critically acclaimed eponymous debut album, When The Lights Go Out is a beautiful, strangely uplifting song about saying goodbye to someone close and finding solace in your memories when they’ve gone.
Crybaby is the alias of Bristol’s Danny Coughlan. Named after Garnet Mimms’ Cry Baby – one of the truly seminal songs in the development of soul music, it was famously covered by Janis Joplin – ‘Crybaby’ is a collection of blissfully spare, fully focussed pieces propelled by dramatic imagery and gripping melody. Crybaby was recorded at Ashley Manor in Wiltshire and produced by Merrick (Chris Hughes) from Adam & The Ants – who also plays drums on several songs – and Mark Frith.
PRAISE FOR ‘CRYBABY’…
“Unafraid to be both beautiful and sad, songs such as Shame and Misery Of Love are like Roy Orbison tackling Scott Walker” **** Q MAGAZINE
“Recalling Richard Hawley and Roy Orbison (‘Crybaby’ is) heart-slicing sadness at it’s most classically reverential” THE FLY
“A truly wonderful album” SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE MAGAZINE
“Danny Coughlan as Crybaby is an astonishingly fully formed version of the artist he obviously set out to be……these are bona fide neo-classics, classy and classically structured” GUARDIAN NEW BAND OF THE DAY
(‘I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost’ is) “… a wonderful blend of Roy Orbison, The Smiths, Phil Spector and the Jesus & Mary Chain. An utterly charming debut” GUARDIAN F&M PLAYLIST
“A Bristolian tunesmith with as much heart as Richard Hawley” NME