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We’re incredibly excited at the prospect of catching Dermot Kennedy at SXSW in but a few days. He knocked us off our feet with his sensational vocals and raw storytelling on Moments Passed earlier this year, and he’s become a prominent leader on our artists to watch lists. We know for a fact that we’ll be transfixed by his performance at We Found New Music’s official SXSW showcase at the Palm Door on Sixth come March 15th, but we’re hoping it won’t be the only time we’ll be seeing him in Austin. In the meantime, the Irish singer songwriter is back with his grainy stirring voice and another tour de force, atmospheric soaring hymnal named Young & Free. The sheer weight of the emotion exuding through his aching vocals and the song’s rumbling production leaves us blissfully trembling and sublimely shattered. I can’t even begin to imagine how Young & Free is going to sound live later this week. Young & Free is the second track to be released from Dermot Kennedy’s upcoming mixtape with esteemed producer Mike Dean (Kanye West, Jay Z, Travis Scott, Desiigner), who also turned in a phenomenal remix of Moments Passed recently. Dermot Kennedy already sold out his 60+ date headlining tour across the U.K., Ireland, North America, and Australia. So I count myself fortunate that I’m going to be experiencing the power of his music up close and personal at SXSW soon. Stream Dermot Kennedy on Spotify, here.

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