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Hometime releases festive single ‘What You Wanted (For Christmas)’

December 2, 2022

HOMETIME’s new single What You Wanted (For Christmas) drops today. This joyous, feelgood bop is perfect for kitchen dancing and mistletoe shenanigans. The song tells a tale as old as time: you go to a Christmas party only to run into that one ex, who still has the power to melt your resolve at 50 paces.

So far, Dublin City FM have playlisted the track for the entire Christmas period. Phoenix FM in the UK will feature the track in its Christmas Special and other shows. In Switzerland, the single has been playlisted on Radio LRdR for a fortnight now. It reached No.6 on the listeners’ Top 50. In Canada, a Queerly Radio special this weekend will feature the track. The show is syndicated to big followings in the UK, Australia and South Africa. HOMETIME has topped Canada’s Q32 gay chart twice now, so the new release is warmly welcomed.

New York dance maestro/producer, Vinny Vero, has declared himself so obsessed with the track that he remixed it! A zesty new 7” mix and a classic extended version will drop soon. Vero’s catalogue includes official remixes for the likes of Blondie, Pet Shop Boys, Frida (exABBA), Bright Light Bright Light, and a bunch of current scandipop acts – so HOMETIME is in special company.

HOMETIME is the name under which Dubliner Tony Kavanagh releases music. He has written and co-written a diverse catalogue of songs. Some form the basis of his forthcoming debut album, while others have been released by other artists. HOMETIME is a self-managed/financed entity.

The first three singles, GRATITUDE; THE SOUND OF HEARTBREAK; and IT BEATS LIVING ALONE generated a buzz. They got airplay in Ireland (including 2FM and RTE Radio1), the UK, the US, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Mexico. Pop icon, Alison Moyet, was generous with her praise. The singles were all Top 3 hits on Canada’s Q32 gay chart, and they all scored Top 10 placings on the UK’s LGBTQ Music Chart. HOMETIME’s début album SYLLABLES is expected in the new year.

Stream ‘What You Wanted (For Christmas)’ below:

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