Dermot Kennedy has released a new, alternative video for his recent single, “Giants”. The song, which was released through Island Records in June, was initially accompanied by a different visual, but you can check the alternative video out below.
Speaking about the track, the Irish singer-songwriter says: “Change hurts and growing hurts. “Giants” is a song about just that, steeped in bittersweet nostalgia. It’s about acknowledging our loss of youth and how time inevitably changes things. Yet in the same breath the song is an encouragement to be brave – individually, and collectively.
“Walking into an unknown future together can be beautiful just as much as it is scary. As events have unfolded over the last few months and have at times felt hopeless, this song has carried me through as a reminder that the future is still full of hope and there is opportunity in the darkness and a brighter future can await.
“I want people to listen to this song and hold on to that thought. Let go of the past and grab the change that is in front of us, and make it for the better. Even if it hurts. The time is now.”
Also in Dermot Kennedy news, the Dublin singer-songwriter will also take part in a one-hour music special, ‘Shine: A Summer Concert’, which airs on Ireland’s RTÉ One on Saturday August 29 at 8:15pm. Both musicians and spoken word artists will take part in the concert which follows lockdown broadcasts across the RTÉ network Shine Your Light, Songs From An Empty Room and Other Voices: Courage.
The broadcast is headlined by Kennedy and 2020’s highest-charting female on the Official Irish Homegrown Chart Denise Chaila performing alongside the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at Dublin’s National Concert Hall.
Performances recorded from Iveagh Gardens for the event come from three-time toppers of the Official Irish Albums Chart Villagers, folk singer Anna Mieke (who has found additional success thanks to her song “Warped Window” being featured on Normal People), and Kerry concertina player Cormac Begley, while Ham Sandwich singer Niamh Farrell joins forces with jazz collective Booka Brass Band.