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'An encouragement to be brave' - Dermot Kennedy reveals inspiration behind new music

By Sarah Finnan

June 24, 2020 at 2:41pm

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More fodder for Leo to use in his speeches? He's quoted a line from Dermot's song All My Friends before, but surely this deserves a mention? Once is hardly enough.

Dermot Kennedy released his new single Giants today - the singer's first new release since his number one debut last year. Best known for his 2019 single Outnumbered, the singer has reached over a billion global streams and has enjoyed phenomenal success not only here in Ireland but in countries around the world.

Unveiling new music today on BBC Radio One today, Dermot took to social media to explain the inspiration behind the track. Tweeting a short clip of the song, he wrote:

"Change hurts and growing hurts. Giants is a song about just that, steeped in bittersweet nostalgia. It's about acknowledging our loss of youth and how time inevitably changes things.

"Yet in the same breath the song is an encouragement to be brave – individually, and collectively. Walking into an unknown future together can be beautiful just as much as it is scary."

The singer went on to say that the song has carried him through the past few months, acting as a reminder that the future is still full of hope.

Encouraging people to let go of the past and "grab the change that is in front of us", it's a poignant message as the country reopens and we begin to return to some form of normality so to speak.

Header image Instagram/Dermot Kennedy

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