- 04 May 22
'Dark Disco' is the debut single from Galway native Eoghan Moylan, blending heartfelt delivery and witty analogies with infectious rhythm.
Emerging binger-songwriter and producer Eoghan Moylan has unveiled his debut single in the form of 'Dark Disco', melding the genres of alternative pop, indie and rock into one.
The Galway man began his music career by sharing hugely creative covers online, before poring over details of original tracks to form 'Dark Disco'.
“I want to be the best storyteller I can be,” jack-of-all-trades Moylan insists. 'Dark Disco' is a song about learning to let go, with infectious melodies pushing the song onwards.
“I wrote it while isolated, in my old estate in Galway City,” Moylan explains. “But I recorded it a year later, out of a spare bedroom, while I had the chance to travel around Granada.”
The result is a song situated mysteriously - right between loneliness and the excitement of connection.
Moylan’s lyrics tell a seemingly simple tale: a man meets a woman. She shows him how to capture fun, life, thrills, before it’s too late. The whole tale is navigated with charming wordplay and witty vignettes: “She’s a mythical creature,” Moylan sings, “never made it to the ark.”
A smooth and easy electric guitar strums beach-fuelled chords to Moylan’s tenor to open the song. Clever pop percussion, distorted guitars and cheerful brass swell within the chorus.
Eoghan's first released song invites its listeners to shake off self-imposed chains, and say yes to a bit of adventure. The new Irish artist is full of potential, with 'Dark Disco' a radio-ready gem that harks to Kings of Leon, The Strokes, Two Door Cinema Club and The Killers.
Moylan was born and raised in Connemara, and spent most of his early life surrounded by traditional music and dance. The musician went from impromptu sessions with family and friends in his grandmother's kitchen, to learning the piano on his older sister’s broken old keyboard. He hasn't looked back since.
Studying software engineering in university led him to discover digital synthesisers, which he has used to craft a uniquely electronic narrative voice in his music. A talented visual artist in addition to his songwriting and production abilities, he personally handcrafts the graphics and videos for each of his songs.
Listen to the explosive 'Dark Disco' below: