Dermot Kennedy releases the first new music since his #1 debut record last year, the brand new single ‘Giants’, released via Island Records and debuted on Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 1 show.
When thinking about what ‘Giants’ meant to him in the wake of recent events, and what it could mean to other people, Dermot took inspiration from the poem ‘What if 2020 Isn’t Cancelled?’ by Leslie Dwight.
The poem highlights the need for change and how this year could serve as a wake up call. Speaking on the track, Dermot says; “Change hurts and growing hurts. ‘Giants’ is a song about just that, steeped in bittersweet nostalgia.”
Listen to ‘Giants’ by Dermot Kennedy on the Official Premier League Music Playlist on Spotify.
Dermot continues, “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.”
Rescheduled live dates have also been announced for April & May 2021, with two nights a piece in Glasgow, Manchester and London’s Alexandra Palace, all rescheduled from September of this year.
Alongside his #1 selling debut album Without Fear, Dermot has now reached over a billion streams globally and single ‘Outnumbered’ has gone multi-platinum across the UK, Europe and Canada.
With shows selling out everywhere he’s sold over 300,000 tickets globally in the last year alone and was also nominated in the ‘Best International Male’ category at the 2020 Brit Awards.
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