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11th May 2020

Dermot Kennedy responds to fan on Twitter with romantic advice

Sarah Finnan

Dermot Kennedy

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Dermot Kennedy shared some words of wisdom on overcoming stubbornness and fixing the things that “need fixing”.

It’s no secret that Irish people have a love affair with Dermot Kennedy, with his music enjoying particular success in recent weeks thanks to  a stunning performance on the Late Late Show… one that later inspired Leo Varadker to quote the singer in his subsequent address to the nation.

Writing songs since his early teens, his music often impresses for its rawness and vulnerability – especially when it comes to matters of the heart. In fact, according to the man himself, it’s the key to writing something worth singing.

“When you write something with the intention of singing it, you’d better write with honesty and heart. So that when you do get a chance to sing, for anybody, it feels like a confession. Like a secret that you couldn’t possibly hold on to for one moment longer.”

With many turning to his music in times of happiness, sadness and even heartbreak, you could say that Dermo is a wealth of knowledge. A fact he proved to be true recently when responding to a fan on Twitter.

Retweeting a line from his song An Evening I Will Not Forget, Dermot gave the fan some pretty solid advice. Encouraging him to let stubbornness fall to the wayside, he wrote:

“Don’t let stubbornness get in the way of anything friends. Let someone know you love them. Fix the things that need fixing. Nothing is promised. X”

Wise words from a wise man.

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