- 25 Aug 20
Conor Fahy's first two singles 'Feel It' and 'Everyday' laid the groundwork for his musical journey.
Galway-born, Tipperary-reared artist Dàwna (AKA Conor Fahy) is an independent songwriter emerging onto the Irish music scene.
The singer has released a final version of new track 'My Heart, My Soul' - a song which he initially wrote in his final year of college a number of years ago and has morphed into something bigger.
Dàwna studied English in NUIG and spent a summer busking on the east coast of America during his J1 before releasing that he wanted to pursue a music career.
His chosen moniker is a modification of the Gaeilge word “dána” (pronounced daw-na) which translates to the English “bold”:
“I loved that idea (of the word meaning) being a bit cheeky but also being brave. That’s kind of how I am as a person.”
Conor finished out college and played in folk duo ‘FarHaven’ for the next five years, even playing a show at The Academy in support of The Revs.
While in the band, Conor was in the process of writing his own material but never released anything until last year.
His music focuses on the importance and often difficulty of being vulnerable, on love, healing and of growing up in an ever changing Ireland.
"I saw someone very close to me, during the aftermath of a pretty tough break up, go from being very closed off and afraid of getting out there, to finding their confidence again and open up to someone who made them happy," Conor said of the song.
"And I didn’t really think I was noticing that at the time but then the song just showed up one day almost fully formed, it just spilled out of me. It was by far the best thing I’d put to paper at that point in my life."
After scribing roughly four different alternative versions of 'My Heart, My Soul', Dàwna has finalised the song and is ready to get out into the world.
'My Heart, My Soul' is out now on all platforms. Listen to Dáwna's track below: