Pa Sheehy has just released his brand new single ‘Surrender’ feat. Sinead White, out today the 1 July across all digital platforms.
Speaking about the single Pa Sheehy said: ‘This song swivels through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Contrasting imagery that creates a longing for what was and a sadness for what is. It was written in the middle of nowhere with a few friends this time last year. Some songs are hard to write and some songs just fall on your lap. This song was written so easily. I hope people can connect with it the same way I do.’
Pa Sheehy paved the way for his debut solo EP ‘The Art of Disappearing’ with the radio hit ‘Róisín’, which received widespread acclaim, and on release the EP shot to Independent Number 1 in the Irish album charts. To celebrate the release he also took to the road for a sold out nationwide Irish Tour.
Upcoming live dates include Indiependence Festival, Cork on the 29 July as well as a host of European Tour dates.
EU Tour Dates
10.10 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11.10 – Maschinenhaus, Berlin, Germany
12.10 – Artheater, Cologne, Germany
18.10 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland
19.10 – Dolans, Limerick, Ireland
20.10 – Limelight 2, Belfast, Ireland
22.10 – Omeara, London, UK
It wasn’t just Covid-19 and lockdown, which made 2020 a year that Pa Sheehy is unlikely to forget. After a decade fronting the Irish chart-conquering Walking On Cars, he decided that it was time to leave the group.
“When lockdown hit, the level of peace that came over me was something I’d never felt before” I slowed down and stopped thinking of the next song and the next gig for the first time in ten years. I knew it wouldn’t last forever so when I was ready to “take on the world again”. I need to keep reminding myself to take a breath every now and again.”
“There was no bust up or other big drama; it had just run its course” he explains. “Following all those years of band democracy, I wanted to be able to totally do my own thing, which has been very liberating. Walking On Cars was an amazing period in all our lives. The people of Dingle were with us from our first gig in a local bar, Two albums later and we had toured all across the world, played to 14,000 people in Dublin’s 3Arena; and performed before Kendrick Lamar at Electric Picnic to 35,000 people singing back every word. So all in all, we did good.”
‘Surrender’ feat. Sinead White the brand new single from Pa Sheehy is out now across all digital platforms.