- 09 Nov 20
The new edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues tonight – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Harcourt was just 17-years-old when he left school to pursue music despite having never played guitar, let alone written a song.
Rising to prominence as a busker on the streets of Dublin, Dylan Harcourt draws influence from the likes of Hozier, Glen Hansard and Damien Rice. With lauded performances at Electric Picnic and Ferrara Buskers Festival under his belt, he released his Icarus EP in 2018.
Starting off the livestream performance with a track about longing for someone, and struggling to let go, 'Isabelle' shows off Harcourt's easy vocal strength and storytelling-focused song-writing abilities.
Crafting an atmosphere similar to that of an Irish pub around December, with Christmas decorations twinkling in the background, Harcourt blends in a strong cover of Damien Rice's 'Delicate'.
Proceeding to sing his personal favourite track within his catalogue, 'Anymore' - written originally on piano - and 'Above the Water', the singer-songwriter's penchant for writing about mental health, nostalgia and self-reflection shines through.
Finishing with a beautifully soothing cover of The Frames' 'Star Star', Harcourt presents his Grafton Street busking roots with pride.
Watch the full performance from rising Irish artist Dylan Harcourt below:
The Y&E Series continues to shine a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020. Following the success of the previous two editions of the Y&E Series, you can once again expect 40 brilliant acts to join Hot Press on Instagram for special live-streamed performances.
Up next on the Y&E Series...
Monday, November 9: AMY MONTGOMERY
Poised for international stardom, Belfast-based artist Amy Montgomery has emerged as one of the country's most thrilling new talents. She released her latest single, 'Anywhere', last month.
Tuesday, November 10: AOIFE SCOTT
Born into the legendary Black Family, award-winning artist Aoife Scott is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene in Ireland. Her new album Homebird was released earlier this year.