Following on from the huge response to his recently released single ‘Picture Perfect’, which went on to be named Track Of The Month on iRadio and Track Of The Week on RTE 2fm, as well as playlisted on Irish radio stations Spin 1038, Spin Southwest, Red FM, and FM104, the UK’s BBC Introducing and Across The Line, and Q Radio in Northern Ireland, fast-rising Irish artist Curtis Walsh is now looking to continue his upward trend on the captivating new single ‘Sitting Ducks’.
Produced by the ever-impressive Brian Fennell aka SYML, who released his breathtaking self-titled debut album in 2019 featuring his breakthrough single ‘Where’s My Love’, ‘Sitting Ducks’ looks to elevate the heartfelt and romantic aesthetic Curtis has been curating of late with its bold and euphoric piano-led production. With both artists adding their own distinct energy to the track, the result is a broad and effervescent journey through the artist’s own progressive songwriting and tantalising vocal performance.
Speaking about the new offering, Curtis said, “It’s been the guts of 2 years now in the making. This song is really important to me so I was determined to make sure I got it as close to perfect as possible before releasing it into the world. Everyone has hardship going on in their lives – some worse than others but I’m a strong believer that every bit of pain and discomfort you face is a test for whether you’ll grow or wallow in the suffering – and I know just how easy it is to stop pushing forward and wallow – so this is a song I feel I once needed to hear, and that hopefully a lot of others can use as a driving force into a better future and a better you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.
Curtis Walsh has now amassed more than 15m streams across all DSP’s for his releases to date, which includes his shimmering debut EP ‘Breathe’. He recently performed at Ronan Keating’s charity TV show raising funds for the Marie Keating Foundation on Virgin Media TV alongside names such as Niall Horan and UK pop star Anne Marie, and featured on a charity single made in Korea as one of only a few non-Korean artists to be asked to partake.
He will also be heading out on the road for a number of headline shows across Ireland in March 2022, as well as performances at some festivals in the UK. Full details to be announced soon.
Since his early childhood, Curtis Walsh has been immersed in music. Growing up in the suburbs of Dublin, artists such as U2, Oasis, and Adele became the soundtrack to his earliest years, slowly impacting the way in which he would grow to love and appreciate music. But it wasn’t until his discovery of Ed Sheeran that his inspiration was truly awakened and he began to write music for himself.
After finishing school, Curtis was more than ready to hurl himself into the music industry, releasing his debut single ‘Full Recovery’ just one month later. The track itself reflected the world in which he had grown up. Written when he was fifteen about one of his close friends, it became an emotionally wrought offering that earned him more than one million streams on Spotify in the first week, and praise from the likes of Clash Magazine amongst others. From there, he released his debut EP ‘Breathe’ in May 2019, which has now garnered more than 15 million streams to date.
Throughout the COVID pandemic, Curtis decided to take the opportunity to to focus more on his own style and sound. Swapping personal stories for more existential questions about life and its meanings, he felt that lockdown served as a positive opportunity for self-reflection and a chance for him to explore new ideas and avenues. Increasingly drawing creative inspiration from a genre-wide array of artists such as Bon Iver to Jon Hopkins, Curtis continues to expand and mature his approach to song-writing and production which is evident in the new single Picture Perfect and in his upcoming material lined up for the remainder for 2021.
And while the lockdowns have shifted his focus on the artist he wants to be, his drive and ambition remains relentlessly unchanged. Curtis Walsh is looking to become even more adventurous and prolific in the coming years, with a more reassured feel as to who he is and wants to be as an artist. Get to know Curtis Walsh more through this wonderful video feature.
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