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New Release From Moncrieff With “RUIN”

June 17, 2022
Moncrieff (Pic: Luca Rapisarda)

Moncrieff has just dropped his brand new single “Ruin” across all digital platforms, today 17 June via energie.

‘Ruin’ is about learning to open yourself back up to people after going through loss,” adds the singer who lost two siblings as a teenager. “Learning to love and accept love again can be the most difficult thing to do, but finding that person or people in your life who see you for who you are with all your flaws and insecurities, and love you nonetheless, is what makes it worth it.” Facing his fears and daring to let other people in, the arrangement perfectly mirrors the emotional roller coaster ride – and once the pre-chorus sets in, it’s clear that he won’t ruin it this time…

In love with classic Soul and R&B (Otis Redding, Etta James, and Ray Charles) at the age of 16, music became increasingly important as an outlet for the Irish-born songwriter when suddenly his sister and, only two years later, his older brother passed away. Eventually moving to London to really focus on music and his craft, it didn’t take long until some of the biggest names took notice: A friend got him to sing backing vocals for Adele who was shooting a BBC performance, and shortly after the release of his debut single in 2017, he learned that even Sir Elton John had played the single on his show. He released an EP entitled “The Early Hurts” in 2019, only to take some more time to work on his craft as a songwriter: “I now have the tools to create really personal, simple and direct songs that don’t need to have any bells and whistles to tell the story. Music has always been a lens that I use to look at the world… and to process my feelings.”

His sophomore single for energie – “Ruin” – zooms in on that moment when the sun finally comes up, when the demons from the past suddenly disappear.

Following his recent Irish nationwide tour, Moncrieff is set to take to stages across the country this summer including Indiependence Festival, and is appearing as a special guest for Stereophonics at Fairview Park.


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