- 06 Dec 19
The singer-songwriter gives us a glimpse of greatness, and what's to come on his debut album.
Young Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan stokes the flames ahead of his debut album release early next year with the release of new single ‘Unholy Ghosts’. The tune finds Keenan at his most confident yet. Here he sounds sure of himself, ready to make his mark on the world.
Additionally, the single comes with an accompanying lyric by London-based Spanish film-maker Alejandra López Martín. It's a stunning work that makes use of unfolding animation.
Speaking on how the track came together, Keenan explained, “I wrote this song on a train from Amsterdam to Cologne, finished it as the train ceased to move, brought it in me to a Chapel in Cologne, sang it for the first time, left the Chapel with a liberated German bible under my arm as a souvenir.”
Keenan also told Hot Press, "Unholy Ghosts’ is an independent state of its own reckoning that graciously allows me the liberty of hopping the wall from time to time."
The release of ‘Unholy Ghosts’ rounds off an exciting year for the Dundalk native, which has seen him tour all over Ireland, the UK and Europe with both Hozier and Rodrigo y Gabriela, host a sold-out, five-night residency at the Irish Arts Centre in New York City, sign with Rubyworks and record and ready his eagerly anticipated debut album - A Beginner’s Guide To Bravery - which will be released on Friday 10th January.
David Keenan is spending the days of Advent on tour around Ireland with his live band. Come find him at:
7th December - Ruby Room, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
13th December - Roisin Dubh, Galway
15th December - Dolan’s, Limerick
19th December - Acoustic room at the INEC, Killarney
20th December - Live at St. Luke’s, Cork
22nd & 23rd December - The Spirit Store, Dundalk
11th January - The Empire, Belfast
13th January - The Olympia, Dublin.