Posts Tagged ‘dermot kennedy’

March 12, 2018

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.

February 20, 2018

Not only this new remix of Moments Passed by Mike Dean a beautifully haunting yet atmospherically electrifying affair, but it also serves to remind us how excited we are that Dermot Kennedy will be making his way out to SXSW next month. The Irish singer songwriter totally floored us a few months ago with his raw storytelling and sensational vocals on the original. Re-visit our feature of the track, here, where we compared his sound to a combination of Rag’N’Bone Man, Ben Howard, and Maverick Sabre. Houston producer Mike Dean’s remix maintains the original’s haunting beauty but adds a shadowy spaciousness to the track. You can also stream or purchase the remix, here. Alongside his SXSW appearance, Dermot Kennedy is also playing a string of shows in the U.S. this March, all of which have been sold out, including his stop in San Francisco at the Independent.

December 14, 2017

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December 12, 2017

If you’re unfamiliar with Irish singer songwriter Dermot Kennedy, prepare to be stunned by his sensational vocals and raw storytelling as we dive into the music video for his latest single, Moments Passed. The tour de force alt single has been creating a huge buzz since its release a couple months ago. Moments Passed’s soulful inflection and gritty delivery are reminiscent of Rag’N’Bone Man and Maverick Sabre, with some of the dynamic intensity and emotive power of Ben Howard. Its visuals, directed by Nabil Elderkin (Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Kanye West) brings to life the song’s impassioned symbolism framed by Dermot’s heart wrenching lyrics. The short is described as a “tale of long lost love weaving between the past and present…” You can grab the single, here.