Today, Dermot Kennedy releases the brand new single “Giants,” the first new music since his #1 debut last year. “Giants” is available across all DSPs now.
When thinking about what “Giants” means to him in the wake of recent events, and what it could mean to other people, Dermot took inspiration from the poem “What if 2020 Isn’t Cancelled?” by Leslie Dwight. The poem highlights the need for change and how this year could serve as a wake up call.
Speaking on the track, Dermot says “Change hurts and growing hurts. Giants is a song about just that, steeped in bittersweet nostalgia. It’s about acknowledging our loss of youth and how time inevitably changes things. Yet in the same breath the song is an encouragement to be brave – individually, and collectively. Walking into an unknown future together can be beautiful just as much as it is scary. As events have unfolded over the last few months and have at times felt hopeless, this song has carried me through as a reminder that the future is still full of hope and there is opportunity in the darkness and a brighter future can await.
“I want people to listen to this song and hold on to that thought. Let go of the past and grab the change that is in front of us, and make it for the better. Even if it hurts. The time is now,” he continued.
Rescheduled live dates for Dermot’s North American Tour have also been announced for July & August 2021, with shows at Chicago’s Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom and Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre kicking off the North American dates, all rescheduled from August and September of this year.
Listen to “Giants” here.