Wexford songwriter Eoin Devereux is looking for a brand new day

One of County Wexford’s brightest new songwriting talents is set to release a new single and accompanying video.

oin Devereux, originally from Enniscorthy, is rapidly making a name for himself in the contemporary Irish songwriting scene as a songwriter whose material, lyrically, touches on emotive and thought-provoking subject matter while from a musical point of view offers very commercial arrangements and melodies.

Not one to hide behind a mask, Eoin said the new song, “Stay in Bed,” was written when Eoin was going through a tough time and at a very low time in his life.

“I wanted the song to have a positive message and remind me that there’s a whole new day, every day,” he said.

The new single, out tomorrow, Friday June 24, is Eoin’s second release this year and follows the highly-received “Set My Eyes On You.”

Eoin hopes his material will resonate with audiences across Ireland and beyond as he works hard to make a name for himself in the contemporary singer-songwriter scene.

“Stay In Bed” begins with a three-word unaccompanied vocal intro before the accompaniment kicks in.

Contemporary in sound, the song is based on a mid-tempo groove-pop style beat and one of the things that immediately stands out is the quality of the vocals.

The song has an infectious melody and the way the artist used a double track type approach for the lead vocals is very effective.

This gives the voice a deep and wide resonance and adds a lot to the appeal of the song. There’s an old school pop feel to the song which sets a brilliant vibe and the overall arrangement is excellent.

There are times when the accompaniment is kept to a bare minimum and this happens at times when the lyrics are very personal and powerful: “I can’t feel, like me, I don’t know what to do, I can’t don’t ask for help, because everyone seems to be fine. They would never say a word, oh no, no”.

There’s a very obvious focus on mental health in the song and from that perspective it’s a track that’s likely to strike a chord with a lot of people or of all ages and it’s something that Eoin hopes will happen.

The song’s video is also compelling and provides a kalaiendoscopic visual backdrop to a song that’s a powerful statement in its own right.

County Wexford and Ireland in general are known for the quality of the songwriters and musicians they regularly produce and from the evidence produced by Eoin Devereux to date it is a talent that is not right dry up so soon.

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