When speaking with Padraic O’Meara over the phone this we week Padraic described the feelings and story behind his new EP.
‘We can reflect on a negative relationship while still in it, asking where the cracks that are starting to show came from and what we could have done differently to stop the relationship from falling apart.
The hardest part of ending a relationship is not realising it is falling apart, its taking the step to realise that we can’t save it and the longer it goes on, the harder it will be for everyone involved.
When the relationship finishes, we can often find ourselves in a state of despair and a skeleton of our former selves. With time, things get better, and the only person who can ensure this happens is yourself. If you are in a slump, it is vital to remind yourself of everything you have done right, rather than focusing on what has went wrong.
If you are going to look back, make sure that whatever you take from the past is only used to ensure a happier and brighter future.’
Pauric O’ Meara has launched into 2020 with a bang. His first single ‘Is This Real?’ from forthcoming debut EP (‘Looking Forward To Hindsight’) was released on January 31st and has already garnered over 30,000 streams to date.
Wasting no time, O’ Meara releases the second single from his upcoming debut EP ‘Wasting Time’ on March 20th.
It arrives following a landmark year for O’ Meara – which saw headline shows at the Sound House and the Workman’s Club, as well as his Electric Picnic debut.
Pauric is an independent singer songwriter from Co. Tipperary, based in Dublin. He has been making his mark on the Irish music scene for quite a few years. His raw, powerful vocal has been known to grab people’s attention, and his previous work has garnered over 150K on Spotify alone.
Through the years, he has performed in many top venues around Ireland supporting bands such as Hermitage Green, Hudson Taylor, Billow Wood, Amazing Apples and HAWK but had a breakthrough year in 2019, with 2 headline shows in Dublin in The Soundhouse and Workmans Club, as well as making his Electric Picnic Festival debut
With the release of his EP ‘Looking Forward To Hindsight’ and shows booked in Ireland, England, Scotland Germany and America, 2020 looks set to be Paurics biggest year yet
‘Wasting Time’ is the second track from O’Mearas forthcoming EP ‘Looking Forward To Hindsight’ The EP discusses how hindsight can be our best friend and our worst enemy, depending on the situation and what mindset you are in during or after the event has taken place. First single ‘Is This Real’ honed in on the devastation caused by a deteriorating relationship and the hopeless feeling that comes with.
Pauric says ‘Wasting time is the second stage of this relationship with hindsight. The heartbreak and pain is still very visible through the lyrics, but the up-tempo groove that the music provides highlights how through the toughest times, we can still find happiness and focus on enjoying life to the full.
Whelan’s, Dublin (IRE) – April 24th
Old Oak, Cork (IRE) – May 1st
The Finsbury, London (UK) – July 24th
In talks for more English/ Scottish shows
USA East coast – September – Shows booked for cape cod, Portland, boston, philly, and in talks for new York with some venues.
‘‘Combining raw vocal power and introspective lyricism, ‘Is This Real?’ establishes O’Meara as one of Ireland’s most exciting young stars-in-the-making – with plenty of potential for ocean-transcending success.’’ – Hot Press, 2020
“O’Meara has spawned a splendidly spirited folk-rock anthem here that succeeds in leaving a lasting impression. Its enthralling mixture of magnificently vibrant vocal work and enticingly serene yet energising instrumentation is likely to allure a large listenership.” – Pure Mzine