- 10 Feb 21
The compelling new track is due to arrive on February 22nd via Chestnut Records.
Rising folk singer-songwriter Sean Healy has shared an exclusive premiere of his debut single, 'Drift Around', with Hot Press.
The single and was written by Healy himself and mixed and mastered by Sefi Carmel - who has previously worked with industry greats David Bowie, Phil Collins and Michael Bublé.
While the singer is originally from Ireland, Sean Healy currently lives in China. From a young age, the musician found himself exposed to music by family members, resulting in Sean picking up the guitar for the first time at nine-years-old. When not creating epic works of art and forming part of the animation industry for both China and Europe, Sean finds his home on the stage.
“I wrote this song when I was studying Chinese in Shanghai," Sean Healy says of the song's genesis. "It was the year after I finished college in Ireland. I wrote the song without forethought but looking back I think it's about searching and finding energy as time goes by and challenges arise, and reconnecting with energy that you had before.”
Healy has a raw, unharnessed intensity to his vocals that command attention. A track as simple as 'Drift Around' is the perfect antidote to the current chaos of our times: its uncomplicated acoustic melody and lyrical honesty make it as though the listener is reading Sean's diary.
Over the years, the musician has claimed inspiration from the likes of David Bowie, Fionn Regan and even the rougher stylings of Jawbreaker. His own deep and heartfelt vocals call to mind the well-known creations of Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and the more recent Andy Shauf.
'Drift Around' features Healy creating a dysphoric tone as he gently strums to his own, unhurried, pace. The song's rich vocals and introspection are sure to rope in plenty of new listeners for the exciting newcomer in Irish folk.
Pre-save the debut single from Sean Healy here, due to arrive on February 22nd.
Check out an exclusive premiere of 'Drift Around' below:
Image credit: Yun Wu Seeso Studios, Shanghai