The Roads Don't Love You

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The Roads Don't Love You
Studio album by Gemma Hayes
Released 28 October 2005 Ireland
31 October 2005 UK
15 November 2005 US & Canada
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 46:42
Label Source Records
Producer Gary Oldham
Gemma Hayes chronology
Night on My Side
The Roads Don't Love You
The Hollow of Morning
Alternative cover
International Cover (except Ireland)
International Cover (except Ireland)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
RTÉ Entertainment 4/5 stars link
Gaffa 5/6 stars link

The Roads Don't Love You is the second album by Irish singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes, released in 2005. In 2006 Gemma received a nomination for Best Irish Female at the 2006 Ireland Music Awards where she also performed live and picked up the award.

The title is taken from a line in the Magnetic Fields song Long Vermont Roads. During the release of The Road Don't Love You in America a short EP titled 'Sampler' was released to promote the album.

The album was finally made available in the US as a download through iTunes in July 2014.[1]

About The Road's Don't Love You[edit]

The recording of this album was heavily influenced by Hayes' move to Los Angeles. Heading stateside with some demos Hayes called upon assistance from Joey Waronker (producer) and Nigel Godrich (mixer)[2] to help with the recording of the album. The recording of The Road's Don't Love You came after a longer period of self-doubt by Hayes following the critical acclaim of her debut album. Following the release of this album, both Hayes and Source Records parted ways due to restructuring at Virgin Records.[3]

Hayes continued to promote the album in Ireland and the US and went on to release two single releases.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gemma Hayes.

  1. "Two Step"
  2. "Another For The Darkness"
  3. "Happy Sad"
  4. "Easy On The Eye"
  5. "Keep Me Here"
  6. "Undercover"
  7. "Nothing Can"
  8. "Helen"
  9. "Something In My Way"
  10. "Horses"
  11. "Tomorrow"

Sampler Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gemma Hayes.

  1. "Easy On The Eye"
  2. "Hanging Around"
  3. "Happy Sad"
  4. "Nothing Can"


Chart (2005) Peak
Irish Album Chart 13
UK Album Chart 98