New Music Friday – Dermot Kennedy

Hiya! So this is this the first post I’ve done this week ( unless you count Sunday as the start of the week in which case feel free to check my Sam Smith review because I have lied!). This weeks new artist is something special who I fell in love with a while ago and rediscovered on a Spotify playlist and if you guessed by the title he goes by the name of Dermot Kennedy. To listen to Glory click below…

I chose this track because it had a video and this particular video is really amazing, but if you want to know more about it you’ll have to watch it! I’ll include a video to my other choice in my Music page along with this track 🙂

I suppose you’ll want to know a bit about the man himself now so I will share what little information I have found with you all in the these next paragraphs… Irishman Dermot Kennedy began songwriting in his early teens and released his debut EP, Dancing Under Red Skies, shortly after beginning his songwriting journey.  In 2016 he achieved viral success, particularly on Spotify, with the single After The Rain which racked up over 1 million streams on Spotify! After honing his craft further he reread the follow up EP Ravens and Doves which took a more pop orientated approach to music than his previous singles and EP.

I don’t really know how to define Kennedy’s genre because it’s very true to folk but with Glory there are definitely more electronic moments. And his voice is something else… I love this video because I think the gradual and yet undefined story fits with the theme of the song, and the pictures are beautiful and ethereal.

I hope you like this track, let me know in the comments. If you’d like any recommendations I’d be happy to give them to you if you leave a comment or contact me. Also if you have any recommendations for me I’d be happy to listen and let you know what I think, maybe one day I’ll feature it on my blog!!!

Guitar Girl signing off xx

3 thoughts on “New Music Friday – Dermot Kennedy

  1. Carla Forward

    Thank you. Am slightly familiar with Tom Grennan but not Leo Stannard and really like him. That’s what so great about ur blog, the way you introduce me to new music xxx

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