Hometime’s new single, ‘It Beats Alone’, drops on Friday 13th August across all digital platforms. This sad banger winces at the cowardice of staying in the wrong relationship rather than return to the single life. A tale more common than many like to admit.
Hometime created a buzz with the two previous singles, ‘Gratitude’ and ‘The Sound Of Heartbreak’. Irish radio has been brilliant – loving shout-outs to Jenny Green (Today FM), Pat O’Mahony (RTE Radio 1), Mike Mulvihill (Shannonside), Roddie Cleere (KCLR), Martin Bridgeman (KCLR), Seamie Mac (Ocean FM), Mick Flannery (Dubin City FM), David Moore (Acoustic Yard), David Whelan (Charity Radio). The tracks also enjoyed airplay in the UK, the US, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Mexico.
Both singles featured on Canada’s gay chart, The Q32 (‘Gratitude’ enjoyed two weeks at No.1 and ‘The Sound Of Heartbreak’ a month at No. 3) and the British LGBTQ Music Chart (both reached No. 6). Ireland’s iconic gay publication GCN published a feature. Gratifyingly, ‘The Sound Of Heartbreak’ featured on two end-of-year lists: Radio Plus (Florida) and David Dee Moore of The Acoustic Yard.
New York dance maestro/label executive Vinny Vero and British pop icon Alison Moyet have both been lavish in their praise. On the strength of ‘Gratitude’, Vinny Vero commissioned a Hometime remix of a track by one of his acts for an imminent big-label album release.
Hometime – Dubliner, Tony Kavanagh – is a versatile pop artist. Working with producer Seán Hurley (ex-DC Tempest) in his Little Bear Studio, the final pieces are slotting together for the album ‘Past Imperfect’, to be released later this year. Tony has stayed busy on the songwriting front for himself and others – including five co-writes on Gavin Murphy’s ’45RPM’ (RTE Radio 1 Album of the Week, June 2020). A collaborative reworking of ‘The Sound Of Heartbreak’ with Irish electronic duo Eden has just been released on a German dance compilation album.