- 03 Dec 21
Listen to the Irish singer-songwriter's cover below.
Megan O'Neill has shared her latest single, 'Fairytale of New York.'
The track is a cover of the Pogues' 1987 single featuring Kirsty MacColl, which was later released on their 1988 record If I Should Fall from Grace with God. O'Neill's version of the song is stripped-back and beautiful, showcasing her silky, melodic vocals.
"'Fairytale of New York' has always been my favourite Christmas song and a bold choice to cover, I will admit!" said O'Neill. "I was really hesitant about covering such an iconic song but I knew that if I was going to go for it, it had to be so uniquely my own and a far cry from the original sonically."
"I think myself and Mark Caplice (producer) have managed to capture something special here," she added. "Our haunting version of this song really captures how heartbreakingly sad the story actually is."
Earlier this year, O'Neill released her sophomore album Getting Comfortable With Uncertainty. In August, she spoke with Hot Press about the record and her return to Ireland, saying: "coming back to Ireland has been, I have to say, the most creative I've ever been, and I've really enjoyed this version of myself as an artist and getting to be creative at home."
Revisit the Hot Press interview with Megan O'Neill here.
Listen to O'Neill's cover of 'Fairytale of New York' below: