- 15 Mar 21
The Dublin based poet and singer/songwriter's debut poetry book 'I Don't Love You' was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2018.
Christian Wethered's haunting new single, 'Mon Petit Jardin', explores the complex dynamics of a breakup. The stunning track sees the Dublin-based poet and singer-songwriter using ethereal strings and delicate guitar to pluck at the universal heart of an individual experience.
Wethered's delicate folk sensibilities and rich lyrics, combined with the tension in the backing vocals (from Sara O'Loughlin and Roisin O'Connor) expertly mirror the dissonance and tension of the final days before the end of a relationship. 'Mon Petit Jardin' also features Dylan Lynch (Soda Blonde) on drums, and was recorded by Darragh Nolan at Asta Kalapa studios.
“The song is about the experience of being dumped, while taking on the two sides of a breakup," Wethered says. "Some of the lyrics are in French, so it has two languages working together, two nationalities, in tangent. I’m telling the story of the breakup while experiencing it, flipping between the past and the present.
"The song was cathartic to write," he continues. "It’s quite intense. Before, it was almost too close to the bone. Now that I have some emotional distance from it I can play and experience it, and enjoy it.”
Listen to the song below.