- 30 Jul 21
Take a look at the new video from the Waterford singer-songwriter below.
Just a few weeks after his previous track, ‘The Hope Song’, got the remix treatment from fellow Waterford artist Evan Miles, Tadhg Williams is back with a new single, ‘The Summer Song’ – as well as an accompanying music video.
"I wrote this song as a reflection on 'The Hope Song after it was released back in February," Tadhg says of the new track – which was written, recorded, mixed and mastered within just two months. "I wanted to write something to show my development, both personally and as a songwriter, since I wrote that when I was 18. We wanted to do something that totally juxtaposed 'The Hope Song' because of that so we kept this very simple."
Fearlessly vulnerable and unapologetically honest, 'The Summer Song' is a track that belies the Trinity student’s relatively young years – showcasing profound growth in both his abilities as a vocalist and a songwriter.
"Usually I put out a spoken word track as a B side and I think that was because of an uncertainty over the lyrics in my songs, questioning whether or not they were good enough," he resumes. "Even all the orchestration and production we put into the previous releases act as a bit of a cloak. I suppose 'The Summer Song' is poetry in motion in that respect – it's a challenge for me to release a song where the lyrics are so naked. Especially these lyrics."
Having already earned praise from the likes of Declan O’Rourke and David Keenan, the Waterford singer-songwriter has cemented his reputation as one of the most promising singer-songwriters in the country with his new single – which we’re expecting to become a prominent fixture on the airwaves.
Take a look at the video for 'The Summer Song', directed by Darragh Clark, below:
'The Summer Song' was recorded in Broderick's Studio in Kilkenny with producer Thomas Donoghue (Brian Deady, Thumper), and features long-time collaborator Pat O'Connor on piano and synths.