- 01 Jun 22
Get an exclusive first listen to the new single below.
Ahead of the release of his eagerly anticipated debut EP, Take What You've Been Given, on July 15, Jack Dora is back with a dazzlingly fierce new single 'Broken Glass Mind' – premiering below.
“It’s about someone who’s been pushed right to the edge of their self-control and sanity," the indie-pop artist, who was tipped as one of our 'Hot For 2022' Irish Acts, explains. "Someone who was already prone to anxiety and depression whose pain is exacerbated by the society around them. There’s a real desperation, aggression and dark humour to the character’s perspective. They’re struggling with keeping up an image of fierce masculinity, yet crying out for help while suffering what could be a complete nervous break.”
The self-produced single marks a notable expansion of Dora's '80s-inspired sound, which embraces the darkness and glamour of new wave. The driving energy lends a triumphant feeling to the track – which is sharply contrasted against lyrics that mirror the internal monologues of depression and anxiety.
This is the final single from the Sligo native's upcoming seven-track EP – written, recorded and produced by Dora in his bedroom in Dublin, and mixed by Jack Roulston.
With the release of the project next month, it looks like one of Ireland's best-kept secrets is poised for a major breakthrough.
Following his recent sold-out show at The Victoria in Daston, London, he's set to play The Finsbury in London on June 17. Plans for a Dublin gig in the near future are also underway...
Ahead of its official release on Friday, June 3, listen to 'Broken Glass Mind' below: