Here’s another tune from Outsider, a video for “Young Gods of Na Sionna”. The video connects to the story told in Miol Mor Mara.
“Young Gods of Na Sionna” is a direct homage to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing in the dark’. According to the artist, that song was a soundtrack to his life. He started to understand how steeped self-loathing the lyrics were over time. That song got him through some dark days.
”I wrote ‘Young Gods’ about a river in Ireland where a lot of suicide happened during the economic crisis.”
Brand new Warner Music signing Outsider has released his first single ‘Míol Mór Mara’ through the label’s W Songs.
‘Míol Mór Mara’ finds the Irish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and punk poet leading with driving guitar and bold thoughtful vocals, reminiscent to the likes of Bruce Springsteen or The War On Drugs. Featuring lyricism in both English and Gaeilge, which come from his Irish heritage, the Dublin singer also pulls together orchestral strings and a punk-influenced rhythm on the new single.
‘Míol Mór Mara’ means ‘sea whales’, and translates literally into English as ‘giant beasts of the sea’. Regarding the single Outsider says, “The song is about a child with down syndrome I worked with when I was suffering from huge heartbreak and it had a profound influence on my life. The kid was so inspiring and pulled me out of a dark place really just by spending time with him. It’s got a lot of biblical references to Jonah and The Whale, which is symbolic of diving into the sea of the unknown and becoming something far greater than yourself in a spiritual sense.”