Irish artist Davey has released his brand new track 'I Like It When U Say'.
Davey began releasing in 2019, writing and co-producing all of his own material. He combines emotive lyrics with feel-good music, finding inspiration in love, heartache and everything in between and citing inspirations such as Prince, The 1975 and Daryl Hall & John Oates.
We had the opportunity to speak with him on the new release as part of our Get To Know series...
Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you!
"Hey! My name is Davey, I'm a 25 year old musician writing and co-producing my own songs." Where are you from and do you feel your surroundings have inspired the music in any way?
"I'm from a Village in Dublin, Ireland called Clondalkin. I would definitely say that the place and the people have influenced my music. It's a cool place in that everyone knows each other. So part of me hopes that people in Clondalkin will like my music first and foremost, because I think if they like it I can't be going too far wrong! The studio where I record all of the songs is also in Clondalkin so it's where they're brought to life." How would you sum up your sound in the form of a hashtag?
"#LightAndAiry" What’s your earliest musical memory?
"Every Sunday my Mam would cook a roast dinner whilst blaring the Bee Gees and ABBA, so that's one. Another would be The Beatles playing on every road trip. I think I'm really lucky that both my parents and two brothers are all very musical so music has always been a huge part of my life." Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
"As cheesy as it sounds, I would say my friends, family and the people I'm surrounded by. It can be a sentence they say that then triggers an idea for a song! I think you're always ready to find an idea or a cool angle for a song, so those ideas can spark from anywhere. In terms of inspiration taken from music, Prince, The 1975, Hall&Oates...it goes on." Who would be your dream artist to collab with and why?
"Wow, there's really a lot. I think in terms of working in a studio and to just watch and learn from, then maybe Prince or The 1975. To actually sing a song with - I'm absolutely obsessed with Kacey Musgraves lately, I think she's amazing and just has such lovely sounds in her songs. But if I had to pick one I would probably go with Bruno Mars. He's made every kind of song you could imagine and is just a master at what he does. Also because he'd probably be the most craic!" You’ve just released your new single ‘I Like It When U Say’. Tell us a little about it!
"Yeah it's been a really exciting time! The song is probably the most pop sounding I've gone, and the reaction has been amazing. People really seem to like it, and it's been getting good radio play here in Ireland so I'm delighted. I think it's just one of those happy sounding songs even before any lyrics. It's quite a light hearted song too and I wanted it to have a bounce and feel good energy to it and I think I managed that!" Is there a specific story behind the lyrics?
"The song is about the early stages of any romance, and the feelings and emotions we all go through. I think there's something very nice about the early stages of dating. Beginning to figure each other out and learning more about each other but also trying to keep it cool to not leave yourself vulnerable. I wanted to focus mainly on facial expressions, like when you are both in a group setting as a couple for the first time, and now need to rely on body language and facial expressions more than ever to communicate. I just found that situation so relatable but maybe not an obvious choice to write about, so it felt exciting to me." Do you have a favourite line or part of the track?
"I'll give you my heart, if you give me a minute, I'll give you everything, and anything I have with it." Finally, what do you have in store for the rest of 2021?
"I think the question should be what does 2021 have in store for me! I have a lot more music ready to be released for the first half of the year, so I really can't wait to get that out there. As I start to roll them out, I'll be working on unfinished songs to have them ready. I have a heap of songs just waiting to be finished and with no live music opportunities for the next while at least, I want to use this time to release as much as I can!"
'I Like It When U Say' is out now
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