Dublin singer releases new song ‘One Home’ to raise awareness of homelessness
A talented young singer from Dublin is about to release a new video for his song to raise awareness about homelessness.
Kenan Flannery, 23, is from Cabra in Dublin and his brand new video for his song ‘One Home’ is set to debut on March 5.
Following the successful release of Manchester Streets last summer, which awarded him Radio Wigwam’s Best Male Artist of 2021, Kenan Flannery set about creating a moving and empowering music video for his track One Home.
One Home was originally released in 2021 to wide acclaim, and received airplay on radios around the world and was broadcast in Ireland on RTÉ Radio One, RTÉ XFM, Nova Radio and Sunshine 106.8.
Kenan’s new video for ‘One Home’ was filmed and produced by Gary Maher.
Speaking about the inspiration behind his song, Kenan told Dublin Live he wrote the song at the height of the pandemic.
He explained: “One Home was written when it felt like the whole world was on fire. Covid was at its peak, the Capitol in the United States was stormed and eyes closed were again turned to the thousands of homeless people on the streets of Dublin.
“Everyone seemed tense and at each other’s throats. A house was written with all the souls who went through hard times during those times in mind.
Kenan added, “It felt like we threw love, care and compassion out the window and I hope this song will once again make those values a priority in people’s lives and that they will be able to show them to strangers they meet throughout their lives.”
Praised as having “a voice that hits you with the intensity of a hundred Irish poets and musicians”, Kenan Flannery’s music is a dance fusion of his deep love for the American folk music of Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley blended with its Irish roots in storytelling and ballads inspired by The Dubliners and The Wolfe Tones.
For more information on Kenan’s music, click here
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