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Tickets to see David Keenan at the National Concert Hall on September 13th are available at www.davidkeenan.com.
Louth singer-songwriter David Keenan has announced the imminent release of his new upcoming single, 'Tick Tock', releasing on June 2nd ahead of his tour dates.
Keenan is set to play at the National Concert Hall on September 13th of this year, with tickets available here. The release of 'Tick Tock' will also come only days before his Crude UK Tour. The tour will see Keenan hit venues in London, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Cambridge and Edinburgh.
His new single 'Tick Tock' explores the loss of creativity and artistic talent due to addictive social media apps. According to Keenan, the song follows an “apathetic character who laments the loss of creative motivation, boasting of their talents but ultimately doing nothing with them.”
“Brain drain induced by a certain app is also at the centre of the story, they wonder where all their energy is gone before escaping back into the void.”
Really excited to share this piece with you.
"Tick Tock" is out on June 2nd <3
All information available here:https://t.co/AnaZrYtF92
It's been called a banger by reliable sources !
— David Keenan (@DavidKeenanmuso) May 15, 2023
The Dundalk native’s lyrics are not especially cryptic in their message about popular social media apps and their pervasion of the human brain: "Tick Tock, molest your mind."
Keenan says he is not preaching in the song, admitting he also falls prey to the “addictive nature of screen time and its consequences”: "I could do so much if I only/ had a little quiet/ paying attention is too expensive".
The song is however an upbeat counter to “brain drain inducing apps”, promoting free thought and the importance to Keenan of words and music. The single, releasing next month, was recorded and mixed by Chris Barry in Ailfionn studios in Dublin.
Keenan released his fourth album, Crude, in late 2022. Read Pat Carty’s review here. His Crude Boyo EP, an expansion on the album Crude, was released in March of 2023.
You can listen to tunes like 'Aldente Pasta' on his most recent EP here.
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