Peter Doran has released a video for his brand-new single ‘Nothing New Under The Sun’, out now. The video was directed and shot by the husband and wife team of Lucy Jones and John Hennessy of Kerbute Productions. The track is taken from ‘Voices’, his upcoming album, due for release this year.
Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.
Peter Doran explains, the official video for ‘Nothing New Under The Sun’ came to be in the same way as just about everything else in the Universe:
“One small idea led to another until before I knew it I was standing in the cavernous space of an unused cinema in my Mullingar hometown with the camera rolling.
When I was a boy the Ritz cinema was coming to the end of its era but I did catch a few blockbusters there in my time. Before my time, my parents courted in the glow of the enormous screen. I’m told that space was used regularly for live music too and that in the 50s and 60s there was a stipulation that there had to be an interval in every feature where musicians would take to the stage and perform. I believe the great Joe Dolan was a regular performer here. All this is to say that the building is filled with a great history of film, music, community and young love. It was a real treat to spend a few hours there making this new video.”
Peter Doran is an independent Irish singer-songwriter and musician. ‘Voices’, the fifth studio album from the Mullingar native, was awarded a MISP grant to help fund its release.
Recorded and Co-produced by Hally at Arthouse Studios in Naas throughout 2019/20, ‘Voices’ features extensive contributions from multi-instrumentalist Lenny Cahill (Piano / Drums / Bass / Organ) and special guest vocals from US Songwriter Haley Heynderickx and Emmett Tinley (The Prayer Boat). String duties were shared by Dublin-based composer/arranger Mary Barnecutt and Peter’s long-term collaborator Gerard Toal.
‘Every Little Thing’ from his 2012 album “Overhead the Stars” has been played over 1,300,000 times on Spotify and is the theme tune for the American podcast series “The Minimalists”.
In recent years Peter has headlined shows in Holland, Germany, England, Ireland, Belgium and New York and opened shows for Mick Flannery, The Lone Bellow, Declan O’Rourke, Fionn Regan and Duke Special.