As well as beginning a four-date tour of Germany, this week also sees Kevin Casey release new single I Was Wrong – and it’s a breath of fresh air. The track has a great, get-up-and-go feel to it, especially in the singalong chorus. Casey’s vocals are strong, and he’s backed by a brilliant band that keep the song flowing perfectly.

There’s a line near the beginning, “since I’ve been alone, in the California sun” which perfectly encapsulates the sound of the track. Close your eyes and you can forget about being stuck in chilly Ireland for a few minutes, and imagine yourself somewhere else. Because that’s what the track feels like. The backing vocals toward the end of the song add an extra layer of immensity that brings the song to a dramatic close.

Worth checking out as well, is Casey’s 2014 EP ‘My Share’. Five tracks packed full of emotion, that sees the musician taking stock of modern Ireland and realising that all is not well. Stand-outs include the thrilling title track as well as the more stripped back number I’ll Be Back Someday.

Kevin Casey launches I Was Wrong in The Grand Social on March 26th, supported by The Sex Beasts and Deco Greene. The gig is also curated by Radio Nova’s Pat Courtenay.

https://soundcloud.com/kevin-casey/i-was-wrong

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