- 23 Mar 20
Kodaline are making a striking return as they prepare to release their eagerly anticipated fourth album later this year.
‘Wherever You Are’, the first single to drop from the record has quickly exceeded 10 million streams, while the emotional accompanying video has added another 3.3 million views. The band subsequently announced an intimate summer residency at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, which was quickly extended due to phenomenal demand.
This was soon followed up by their latest single ‘Sometimes’. The song starts as a sun-kissed acoustic folk groove before launching into the kind of anthemic, larger-than-life pop hook that the band have become renowned for. It also captures Kodaline’s rare gift for exploring a challenging topic within a song that feels both joyous and life-affirming. As the song admits, “We all get lost sometimes.”
Today Kodaline revealed the official video for ‘Sometimes’. Directed by Mike Baldwin, the video gets up close and personal with Kodaline’s frontman Steve Garrigan. Speaking about the video he says “We’re happy to release the video for our new song ‘Sometimes,’ we filmed it in London a few weeks back. The song’s about my personal experience with anxiety and we tried to capture that in the video in a fun way," he continues: "During these strange times I hope everybody’s staying safe and keeping their distance and I hope you guys enjoy the video."
Delving deeper into the inspiration behind the track, Steve explains: “‘Sometimes’ is a song I wrote while on tour in Asia last year. I had a really bad day dealing with my own anxiety issues and I let it get the better of me. I started writing the song in my hotel room to help me calm down, music has always helped me in that way. For me, it’s a song about accepting the bad days and trying to stay positive.”
Watch the video below.