- 22 Mar 21
The song is the first to be taken from Quin's forthcoming album 'Life On Earth', due for release this October.
Paul Quin is returning to the Irish music scene after a decade-long hiatus. His first single is 'A Better Place', an orchestral pop rework of his old band BiaZarre's 1989 hit, which was originally released as a double 'A' side. Back then, the infectious tune immediately garnered the band extensive radio play.
The new reworks all feature the electronic pop pioneer's soaring vocal, but alongside the single come two very different, danceable takes on the track – a remix by Sebastian and the Dream, and a Dub mix.
'A Better Place' was recorded with Greg Malocca from Eggobo Studios in Dublin, and is a poignant tribute to Quin's musical partner John Butler, who passed away in 1998. "We wrote that song together, it was our shared experience, and really it’s a nod to the life that we had together as musical partners," Quin told gcn.ie.
The visual, directed by filmmaker and cinematographer Philip Kidd (assisted by Tom Lenihan) premiered on Sunday, is a quietly defiant ode to the Irish queer community.
Listen to the edits below.