Dublin singer-songwriter Tommy Cullen is tearing into the summer with ‘Violet Rainbow’, out 28th May, a new single boasting anthemic hooks and dynamic funky grooves. Like most of his output to date, the track was recorded in lockdown during a turbulent year spent in a tiny house on top of a river. It is the latest addition to a repertoire spanning such diverse subjects as scary sharks, imaginary breakups and really nice trains.
‘Violet Rainbow’ has its origins in a voice memo captured years ago in a rented bus, while Tommy was travelling in the French Alps. Now the song emerges fully formed, expressing the universal desire to shine and giving voice to the many shades of violet that make up our lives. It was mixed by Marcus Jay, who also contributed additional production and drum machine programming, and mastered by Ivan Jackman at Hellfire Studios.
Former frontman with Dublin alternative band The False and the Fair, Tommy has been writing and producing music for a number of years. His solo efforts so far have been a new departure, with each release showcasing different aspects of his unique writing style. The accompanying videos, crafted by Tommy, feature an eclectic mix of animation, archive footage and extremely lo-fi VFX that bring his song’s stories to vivid, unpredictable life.
Tommy has been steadily growing an online following over the past year, reaching fans across the world and racking up a few streams along the way. He has also kept up a rigorous schedule, posting #NewMusicDaily on his Instagram in addition to his official releases.