Single of the Day: Dermot Kennedy “Young & Free” (2018)

Nowadays it is so rare to find an artist that can skillfully combine the old with the new to create a song that is both interesting and enjoyable, and can intrigue the listeners yet keep them hooked on for a long time. This is where Dermot Kennedy comes in with his new track “Young & Free”.

The Irish singer-songwriter is already making his mark in Australia and internationally, playing on 56 dates in an upcoming world tour including at the upcoming SXSW in Texas. His shows in Sydney and Melbourne are currently sold out, with Brisbane having only a handful of tickets remaining. His songs have garnered mass praise all over the world, racking up millions in streams and catching the attention of the likes of Taylor Swift. “Young & Free” is set to be released in his upcoming mixtape, working alongside Mike Dean, an American producer and audio engineer who has worked alongside big names such as Kanye West and Travis Scott.

The track features a eclectic mix of folk and hip-hop that, when combined, is both serene and moving, with Kennedy’s raspy voice cutting above the music and producing a rich melody. Combining the feel of home with soulful passion, “Young & Free” is set to captivate its listeners ahead of a very busy month for Kennedy.

Check it out below!