Ireland based Somebody’s Child drops new energetic indie tune ahead of his self-titled debut album, out on February 3rd and an upcoming world tour
To immediately get yourself into the mindset of ‘I Need Ya’, stick on the music video. In it, we see Cian Godfrey (AKA Somebody’s Child) be sped around by race-car drivers, drifting while he sings out the window. The video both perfectly compliments the energy of the track while adding to it too.
If you’re a fan of classic 2000s indie, you’re bound to like ‘I Need Ya’. The beat is pounding, the guitars are consistent and the bassline is repetitive but propelling. The combination of sounds gives the track a nostalgic feel, embracing simplicity to evoke these feelings. The single shines in its final chorus, with the drums becoming more and more intense in an epic finale. With production from Mikko Gordon (The Smile), the sound is polished and vibrant.
Matching this energy is Cian’s vocal performance. He balances emotion with energy like any indie frontman should. He describes the track as “a gentle reminder to stay young for as long as you can” and as he yells the final chorus, this couldn’t come across clearer.
As well as dropping his debut album, Somebody’s Child is embarking on a world tour this year, travelling across Europe and over to the USA.
‘I Need Ya’ is out now with a music video. The self-titled debut album is out February 3rd via Frenchkiss Records.
Watch/listen to ‘I Need Ya’ here:
Catch Somebody’s Child at the following:
Eurosonic, Groningen – 20th January
Rough Trade East, London – 7th February
Night & Day Cafe, Manchester (SOLD OUT) – 8th February
Foundry Studio, Sheffield – 9th February
Joiners, Southampton – 11th February
Exchange, Bristol – 12th February
Omeara, London (SOLD OUT) – 14th February
Jimmy’s, Liverpool – 17th February
Think Thank, Newcastle – 18th February
King Tut’s, Glasgow – 19th February
Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – 21st February
Róisín Dubh, Galway – 24th February
Dolan’s, Limerick – 25th February
Ulster Sports Club, Belfast – 1st March
Cyprus Avenue, Cork – 2nd March
The Academy, Dublin – 3rd March
Spirit Store, Dundalk – 4th March
Le POPUP du Label, Paris – 8th March
Trix Bar, Antwerp – 9th March
Paradiso (upstairs) (SOLD OUT) – 10th March
Privatclub, Berlin – 11th March
SXSW, Austin – 14th-18th March
Mercury Lounge, New York – 22nd March
The Middle East (upstairs), Boston – 23rd March