The Sunday Estate (Conor O’Reilly) Performs ‘Pray For Rain’ Live at Enmore
The Sunday Estate has been making waves in the Sydney indie scene for the last couple of years. Though still at the beginning of what promises to be an exciting career, the band has a sound that’s mighty: stadium-sized anthems, fizzing with melodic guitars, energetic beats, and emotionally charged vocals from Conor O’Reilly.
For The Sunday Estate’s Live at Enmore session, the frontman was flying solo, but he brought the band’s new single with him, Pray For Rain. The track appears on the band’s freshly minted EP, When You Get Home.
Pray For Rain is an excoriating rebuke of the cynicism and apathy surrounding the climate crisis, especially from the political leadership of the country. But instead of wallowing in despair, it’s ultimately a tale of triumph. O’Reilly’s delivery of that message in this session was full of raw passion.
Pray For Rain was Mixed and Recorded by Dan Shaw and Owen Penglis
Stripped back to the elements of vocal melody, lyrics, and guitar, the full power of the Sydney five-piece was channelled into O’Reilly’s solo performance. Here’s what he had to say about Pray For Rain before hitting record:
“It’s a song I wrote in 2019, around the time that the climate marches were happening. It’s about how you can choose to hide under a table and wait for the inevitable demise, or just live your life to the fullest. I will live my life as much as I can.”
Check out the performance below:
Head over to The Sunday Estate website for more details.
The Live at Enmore series is made possible with the help of our tech partner Audio-Technica. Here’s a list of the microphones that were used to capture this incredible performance:
For a clean, consistent capture of a dynamic vocal, the AE4100 ticks just about every box.
Dynamic mics are perfect for capturing all the grit and mid-range details of a guitar amp. For this task, we went with the Audio-Technica AE2300.
Coupled with dynamic, a ribbon mic has all the bottom end juice you need on an amp. The Audio-Technica AT4081 is perfect for the task.