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New Single from Indie Pop Artist smythy ‘stay the night’

August 12, 2022

smythy is the stage name of Galway based musician Andrew Smyth.

Smythy says;

I began my musical career back in May 2020 with the release of my debut single “When It Happens”. Since the release of this single I have moved to Galway in the hopes of developing my musical career. I spent the past few years writing and developing a series of indie pop tunes. The first single of this series is entitled “turn back the time”. My main influences are artists such as Tame Impala, Dayglow, Sam Fender, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Cure, SOAK and Orla Gartland. Myself and the band have played in iconic Irish venues such as Whelans and the Roisin Dubh. The band also played at a festival in South Tipperary and in several establishments around Galway and Dublin.”

The new single, ‘Stay the Night’ is released Friday August 12th. The single was recorded in Galway with local Producer Rory Ryan. Of the single, Smythy says:

“I first heard of Rory through the band members as some of them had played with Rory before. I listened to songs he had produced himself on Spotify and I was immediately hooked and knew that our sounds would complement each other greatly. Rory was extremely helpful in allowing the track to blossom and become what it was meant to be. He had great vision for the final product and was fantastic to work with. He provided help with the structure of the song, he created synth and guitar parts and was integral to the overall vibe of the song. Shane O’Connell laid down the drums on this track. Shane had played the songs live before and was extremely important in creating the upbeat feel of the song. Daire Canavan came on board and wrote and recorded a solo at the end of the tune.”

“stay the night” is a psychedelic indie pop song written from the perspective of a person who has just come out of a long-term relationship. The writer yearns for his previous partner and tries to find her amongst a variety of relationships to no avail. He cries out for someone to “stay the night” as he is fearful of spending it alone. The sad melancholic lyrics combine with a simple yet incredibly powerful melody to create a sound that will have listeners singing along by the last chorus.

smythy and his band have some gigs lined up across the country including support slots in Whelans on the 28th of August, supporting Trophy Wife, and October 22nd supporting Thom Southern. smythy will also be playing a solo gig in Galway on the 24th of August.

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