- 24 Aug 20
Take a look at the video for 'My People' below.
Following the premiere of the video for 'Original Bad Boy Material' on Hot Press earlier this year, Steo Wall is back. His new single, 'My People', finds the Dublin singer-songwriter celebrating the unique culture of Irish Travellers – with shout-outs to the legendary likes of the Pecker Dunne, John Reilly and Margaret Barry.
"'My People is a genuine folk song paying homage to all that have gone before me," he says of the release. "These are a small few of the people who, not only carried the flame for Travelling people, but also Irish folk music and culture. They inspired generations after them, me included. I don't know if it comes across on the track, but my voice was trembling with emotion while recording this song. It genuinely felt like I was standing on the shoulders of giants."
The new single arrives two years after the release of Where I'm From – which was described by Hot Press' Edwin McFee as "excellent stuff".
"Declared 'the real article' by Damien Dempsey, the music on Wall's debut sounds focused and fully-formed and boasts a strong foundation - thanks, in part, to mentor Luka Bloom," McFee wrote. "Buoyed by appearances from those aforementioned Irish legends (as well as David Spillane and more), the 11-track album is brimming with confessional lyrics and a cornucopia of musical styles. It surely signals the start of an exciting career."
'My People' further establishes Steo as one of the country's most thrilling talents – expanding his unique folk-influenced sound, dubbed "Irish soul music" by Damien Dempsey.
'My People' will be officially released on September 4. Take a look at the video for the single, directed by Alex Gill, below: