Introducing A. Smyth - New Single 'Don't Let Me Down'
A. Smyth is an upcoming Dublin, Ireland artist who makes driven, lush and melodic folk-pop, channelling the dreaminess of Sufjan Stevens and the hooky choruses and vigorous verses of Elliot Smith’s more robust songs, with a touch of Nick Drake’s bucolic finger-plucking loveliness.
His new single ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ is the second to be shared from his planned debut album coming 2021, and is kind of sliding doors affair. The song ruminates on time, the future, our choices and regrets. As A. Smyth expands “It’s about the idea that there are two different worlds - the one we're in now and the one we don't know yet. And how every minute of every day we're presented with a million choices - and the weight of our future selves begging us not to f**k it up”.
The forthcoming album’s first taster ’Hero’ (Oct 2019) racked up 290k streams with inclusion on Easy, Your Coffee Break and Breath of Fresh Eire Spotify playlists. It followed a series of equally well-received early singles released by A. Smyth over the last two years, including ‘Second Moon’, another add to Your Coffee Break playlist (alongside many other discovery playlists) with 600k Spotify streams to date, ‘Coming Back To You’ and ‘Fever’, both of which featured in ‘Made In Chelsea.’ With the singles gaining early support by major Irish radio stations RTE Radio 1 and Today FM.
A. Smyth has sold out Whelans in his hometown Dublin, and performed at Working Class Heroes and Other Voices festivals in Ireland - with an appearance also on Other Voices TV show which aired this Spring. As well as performing UK/international showcases at Primavera Pro, Eastbound Festival and All Together Now (among others).
‘Don’t Let Me Down’ was written by A. Smyth and was produced by Darragh Nolan (Asta Kalapa), and mastered by JJ Golden. It is released as a digital single via Lover Records.