New single for Tourmakeady artist

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NEW OFFERING Tourmakeady sinnger/songwriter Seán Finn.


Oisín McGovern

TOURMAKEADY based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Seán Finn is releasing the first of three singles from his upcoming project ‘Pencil in Regret’.
With a few years of song-writing under his belt, his homespun style is grounded in pop and jazz and provides a warm and inviting soundscape for his listeners.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Ocean, The Beatles and Mac DeMarco, Seán is currently working on ‘Pencil in Regret’ with sound engineer Jack Roulston. The project consists of eleven songs that were written before and during the pandemic.
‘Old and Grey’ is the second of three singles to be released from ‘Pencil in Regret’. This song showcases Seán’s musical style; whimsical melodies, bright arrangements, all the while throwing in a few genuine lyrics. This song is a reminder to make the most of your life before it’s too late, and you become ‘Old and Grey’.
After moving from Germany to Tourmakeady at the age of six with his Irish parents, Seán started off on classical piano before later learning saxophone.
Having graduated with a science degree from Trinity College, Seán is now currently based in Tourmakeady where he has been writing his new album.
Describing the theme of his new single, Sean said: “Growing up I always got the impression that the younger generation is supposed to be flexible, the people that roll with the punches as it were, and that much of your younger life is made up of jumping through hoops, making the best out of situations with the hope of landing on your feet.
“However, I soon realised that people can become cynical at any age. This song should act as a reminder that if you want something in life, you are likely the only person that can make it happen, the motto being ‘Give it a shot, I bet you’ll be alright’.”
Speaking to The Mayo News about his musical influences, Seán said: “For a long time the sound of modern music didn’t really appeal to me, but I’ve definitely come around to it a lot more recently. The stuff that appeals to me is still pop but it definitely has a bit more of an edge to it. Discovering more alternative artists in the modern era has helped me a lot.”

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‘Old and Grey’ will be released on May 21 and can be streamed on Seán Finn’s YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud pages.