Kerry singer/songwriter (and former TMFTML Presents alumnus) Junior Brother, real name Ronan Kealy, is back with his most personal & poetic song to date. Previous singles ‘Castlebridge‘ and ‘Hungover at Mass‘ revealed a deeply unique voice and musical vision which has been honed in the 2 years since his debut into the polished sound on display in ‘The Back of Her’.
The Myles O’Reilly (Arbutus Yarns) produced video, directed by Ronan, deals with themes of loneliness, isolation and alcoholism as well as the struggle that creating art can be.
“There’s people around who walk up and down streets in order to be with themselves for a while – some stay longer than others. The dumb loners tend to be content, and fight no inner battle to enjoy their own company. When walking with another replaces the long walks with yourself, and another’s whole being trumps the company of yourself, your own company is rendered useless. So when the person leaves, their company takes your company from you, leaving sweet dung-all to walk the street with. This purgatory is called the back of her, the video of which talks to itself in a tormented visual language made of rage, apathy and swans.”
Junior Brother will open for Vernon Jane in The Button Factory on Wednesday before playing his biggest headline show to date in The Sound House, Dublin on December 21st. Tickets are on sale now priced €13.