- 07 Sep 23
The musician's first release is available on streaming platforms now!
Mullingar-based musician Cian Thomas has released his debut single 'Mandy'.
A strong Smiths-like opening introduces Irish influences, overall bringing a '80s/'90s pop sound to the forefront. Undeniable vocal talent makes way for expertly crafted lyrics, really bringing listeners back in time with this lighthearted love ballad.
Despite his incredibly punk appearance, the singer-songwriter brings folk-inspired indie-pop in his debut track, which he reveals in an Instagram post, was written approximately five years ago.
Speaking about the track, Thomas said: "I wrote Mandy 5 years ago and it was the first original song that I ever played for anyone. Since then it’s become a big part of my identity as a musician, so it felt right that it should be my debut single. For me the song encapsulates everything I was feeling at that time, and the excitement, carelessness and recklessness of being 20.
"It was recorded with Mick Cronin in Transmission Rooms Studios in Longford and mixed and mastered by Martin Quinn of Jam Studios in Kells. It’s a lot of fun live and I think that energy comes across on the recording. Mick plays drums on it and Oran O Brien plays bass."
Check out 'Mandy' below!
- 08 Dec 23