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Sligo Folk Singer-Songwriter Moon Looks On to Release First Single from Upcoming Album

February 16, 2021

This Friday 19th February, Moon Looks On will release the upbeat folk-pop ballad, Carry You, Carry Me, signposting things to come as the Sligo singer-songwriter works towards his long-awaited debut album. 

“This song is a reflection of what it feels like to be completely adrift in love – way out at sea and not a worry in the world. I was born on the west coast of Ireland and I spent a lot of my life living close to the ocean; there’s a draw to the sea that’s hard to explain but it gets into your bones and it never leaves,” says Stephen Gormley A.K.A Moon Looks On. “The natural world has a mystical draw for me and I find myself constantly returning to these themes in my songs – even more so now that I’ve returned to my home county of Sligo where the ocean and the mountains are on my doorstep.” 

In January 2020, Moon Looks On (AKA Stephen Gormley) released his previous single ‘Friends Keep Dropping’ on AMS Records – a song that received widespread radio play in Ireland and the UK, with support from the likes of RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric FM, Dublin’s 98fm, PlayIrish Radio, BBC Radio Ulster and Radio X.

Prior to this, he had already been gaining recognition for his sound and was invited to play at St. James’ Church at Other Voices, a set that Irish Times music journalist Tony Clayton-Lea called “a revelatory performance.” 

In July 2018 Moon Looks On was chosen to play in Dublin’s docklands for the official visit of Prince Harry and his wife Megan, Duchess of Sussex. Notable live appearances followed at Sligo Live, Electric Picnic, Westport Arts Festival, Knockanstockan, Somerset House in London and renowned 2000 Trees festival in The Cotswolds, UK. In June 2019 Stephen played no less than three sets at Glastonbury Festival. 

From his performance on the Croissant Neuf main stage at Glastonbury, Moon Looks On was booked to play a number of tour dates in the UK and booked for the Polska Éire Festival in RudaŚląska, Poland that was due to take place on the 4th of July 2020. (These dates have been postponed – rescheduled dates TBC). 

Despite the fact that 2020 put the brakes on Moon Looks On’s promising touring schedule (“2020 is set to be a landmark year for Moon Looks On.” – Hot Press Magazine), Stephen is back with brand new material for 2021 and is intent on making it his most successful year to date. 

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