Irish artist Dermot Kennedy has a way of grabbing listeners’ attention with his emotionally-charged songs and strong vocal abilities. With the singer/songwriter’s latest release “Outnumbered,” a new pop-folk single, it’s hard not to pay attention to the passionate music that he is creating.
“Outnumbered” is a raspy folk and pop fusion with a beat. The song has ringing guitar picking and spirited verses featuring Kennedy’s fiery vocals. There’s a switch in the song where a beat drops and claps onto Kennedy’s voice. Kennedy experiments with R&B-influenced sounds in the song that lift up the mood and help his heartfelt vocals stand out in an explosive way.
Kennedy describes his latest track as a song that aims to comfort and act as a source of reassurance to those going through a hard time in their lives. He said “Outnumbered” is a song that reminds listeners that beauty is everywhere, no matter how dark life can get, and that hard times will pass eventually.
Listen to Kennedy’s latest track “Outnumbered” below.
He also announced the impending release of his debut album, Without Fear, set to grace our ears on Sep. 27. The album can be pre-ordered here until June 19 to receive a code that allows exclusive access to Kennedy’s upcoming tour. Presale for his North American Tour begins on June 20, and general ticket sales begin on June 21.
Want to catch Kennedy on his North American Tour in a city near you? Check out the cities the singer-songwriter will be hitting below.
October 11 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
October 12 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
October 14 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
October 15 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland
October 17 Toronto, ON @ REBEL
October 18 Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
October 20 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston
October 22 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
October 23 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
October 24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Not from the U.S.? No worries – the Irish singer will be touring around Europe at the end of the year. You can view an extensive list of show dates and locations here.
Read more about what One’s to Watch has said about the Irish singer’s vocal ability and haunting lyrics here.