Having gained a name for himself home and abroad David Keenan (today) releases his follow up to his debut album ‘A Beginners Guide to Bravery’ .
If you listen carefully to the songwriters recent single “Philomena” you will hear how the songwriter grew up on a council estate and how he has spent the majority of the last decade growing up on the road, drawing from primary source experiences and a vivid imagination. As a teenager, he left his home in Dundalk, County Louth for Liverpool, following the myth and music of The La’s frontman Lee Mavers.
Keenan busked and lived on couches, documenting the street people while honing his craft, looking for his hero and discovering himself in the process. With one eye always on the Elsewhere, he carries the idiosyncratic nature of the Irish writer and character observer with some aplomb.
His forthcoming second album “WHAT THEN?” is a deft but noticeable step up from his debut, fulfilling his promise, and then some. Out 15th October 2021. Tasters of what’s to come with the album are evident in singles ‘Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories’, ‘Bark’, ‘Sentimental Dole’, and ‘What Then Cried Jo Soap’.
Here is an artist unafraid to offer up his dealings with the human condition for all to see and hear. Sometimes self-deprecating, sometimes darkly-humoured, always intentional, you get the sense that a veil has been lifted and there’s a beautiful truth about to be exposed.
We highly recommend that you go out to your local record store today and purchase a copy of David Keenan’s brand new record, or even head on over to David website and purchase the album on vinyl now.