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Paul McCann shares new single ‘Something has Changed’ and album Alter Ego

February 17, 2023

Paul McCann is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Cavan, Ireland.

Following many years of performing with numerous artists and bands (backing songstress Aine Cahill and touring Ireland’s Prisons with Johnny Cash tribute ‘Get Rhythm’), Paul has been carving a solid solo career for himself since 2015. Following two acclaimed EPs (The Magician in 2015 and Beginning to End in 2017) and the wonderful murder ballad single ‘Widow Maker Blues’, Paul released his debut album ‘Here Comes the Rapture’ in 2018. The album was met with praise from many reviewers, with The Irish Times’ Tony Clayton-Lea citing: “with his debut offering McCann comes into his own… 10 exuberant songs…. Here Comes the Rapture has flawless influences…McCann delivers a collection of taut tunes…. numerous dingers here that well and truly hum”.

After a string of well received singles in 2022, Paul starts 2023 with the announcement of a brand-new album ‘Alter Ego’ dropping this February 17th alongside the brand new single ‘Something has Changed’.

Of the songs composition, McCann said:

 “Something has Changed is a song about being able to forgive yourself and being optimistic about what’s ahead. There is certain baggage that is not healthy to carry around with you every day, and you just must free yourself of this and let yourself be free”.

When the song was under development, Paul sent the song to Ash and Bat for Lashes guitarist and composer Charlotte Hatherley. Paul had been hoping to collaborate with Charlotte for some time and thankfully the right song at the right time allowed this to happen.

Working remotely with the help of JAM Studios (Kells, Co Meath) Engineer and Co-Producer Martin Quinn, Hatherley contributed to the songs guitar, backing vocals and piano and several synths.

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