Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter DERMOT KENNEDY has released the music video for his provocative track ‘For Island Fires and Family’. The song is part of a collection of his current back catalogue of music and available now to stream in full – The collection precedes Kennedy’s debut album which is set for release later this year. Check out the video below:
Dermot has a very exciting year ahead of him, making his US TV debut on January 24th performing his hit single “Power Over Me” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , performing at his first Coachella festival, and soon after embarking on his Sold Out UK Tour!
Kennedy has he been announced as part of the renowned BBC ‘Sound Of 2019’ list, he was also voted #1 in NPR Slingshot’s ‘Best New Artist’ and tipped as a key artist to watch in 2019 by YouTube Music, MTV and Ticketmaster.
‘For Island Fires and Family’ has long been a live favourite of Kennedy’s but only now is it getting it’s official release via the incredible new video directed by Brendan Canty (Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’). The video was shot on location on Inis Mór – one of the famous Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland – and is the very same location Kennedy refers to in the track’s title. Speaking on the track’s sentimental value, Kennedy states;
“It’s been an important song to me for a long time and to make the video on Inis Mór was extremely special. It’s a really important place in my story and holds a lot of very precious memories.”
After Kennedy’s recent tour announcement for May 2019 which is now fully sold out and includes shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, Manchester’s Albert Hall and four nights at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, his massive global streaming numbers continue to rise and have now topped over 320m across all platforms, with 3m+ monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Previous single ‘Power Over Me’ has already garnered cult status amongst his fanbase and has received praise from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, British GQ, Complex Magazine and Earmilk – watch the official video here.
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