[photo courtesy of Jim Fuller]
By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor
Speaking on the track’s creation in a press release he states, ”’We Could Start A War’ is a huge track for us. The original version was a demo I wrote in 20 minutes or so and Shea produced in our little makeshift studio in Dublin. We spent 50 quid on artwork and just put it out, now it’s our biggest song. This is now the real version, I guess. The timing is also serendipitous because the video is about where it was written, and the juxtaposition between beauty in tradition, and the ugly face of gentrification – of which both are in abundance. Now I’ve moved to London, partly because of the result of this – not being able to afford life in my hometown.”
The single comes as his first release after signing with Frenchkiss Records, with whom he will also release debut album on February 3. The album is available for pre-order here. The album has 11 tracks and contains both old and new music, according to a press release.
Describing the new album, he states, “It’s a culmination of a lot of different areas and styles, but comes together under the same sonic heading,” according to a press release. “The album is the idea of the ‘80s rolling into the ‘00s in 2022.”
Somebody’s Child also announced world tour dates beginning in January 2023. Tickets can be purchased on his website here.
Listen to “We Could Start A War” below.