‘Everyone Should Have A Home’ is the latest release from Cork singer songwriter Martin Leahy. The song is a visceral and fiery reaction to the current housing crisis. The track draws on a diverse mix of genres heavily associated with the protest tradition such as punk, hip-hop, folk and rock.
All the instruments, production and recording are done by Martin and he is joined for the anthemic, emotive chorus by Victoria Keating, Tim O Riordan, Aine O Gorman, Martin Minihane and John Neville. Martin has been travelling from Cork to Dublin every Thursday to sing his song outside Dáil Éireann in protest since the first week of May 2022.
‘The housing crisis has gone on for over a decade now and has been pockmarked by a stubborn refusal by consecutive governments to ditch market ideologies and build affordable and social housing while homelessness and unacceptable Direct Provision arrangements continue to escalate.
Martin Leahy is one artist speaking out who is literally making the weekly trip from West Cork to Leinster House to register his protest in song. A deft piece of distorted pop that rings true and clear.
Check out the video for Everyone Should Have A Home below