Dermot Kennedy races against Taylor Swift for the top spot

Dublin troubadour Dermot Kennedy (30) made a big splash with her 2019 debut album Without Fear which has sold over 1.5 million copies to date.

o no wonder he feels pressured to release his long awaited next album sonder, since second albums can be notoriously difficult for artists

But the famous star says that all the pressure he feels comes from within and in fact, he finds it easier to release a second album because he feels so much more comfortable with the status quo. themselves in the industry.

“I think people expect pressure from management and brands, etc. And to me, there’s no pressure there. For me, I consider it a team,” he said.

“We all just want the project to be really good – nobody wants anything from me. I just want what they want. But I pressure myself creatively.

“But I also find the first album harder. I’m not sure who I am and then in some studio in America or anywhere, they can be scary situations. Now, I know I’m in the middle of nowhere. I know my idea is good whereas with the first album you feel your opinion is not valid”.

Last week, pop princess Taylor Swift gave him a big shout out after he covered one of her songs, anti-heroin a BBC Radio 1 live waiting room meeting. Reacting to her viral performance of the song, she said she “absolutely enjoyed this”.

Kennedy, whose second album is vying with Swift for number one in the UK charts this week, said he’d love to collaborate with her on a joint release.

“Absolutely, of course. But I think you have to wait for those things to happen naturally, if they happen,” he said. “If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen.”

Rumored to have married in the summer to longtime partner Aisling Finnegan, the tight-lipped celebrity singer said he’s not trying to hide from the celebrity lifestyle.

“It wasn’t even an intentional thing, which I dodged. But it would be weird if I wanted that (celebrity status). That person, I didn’t want to and it was a great demonstration to find out that you don’t have to either, that it didn’t affect my touring career at all,” he said.

“We play in these big venues but I don’t see that as a priority. No way five years ago I said, ‘I have to be careful’, I’m not trying to be a celebrity. But I’m not looking for it, yeah.”

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A large number had gathered outside Bewley’s on Dublin’s Grafton Street last night causing the street to become congested as he performed from the balcony of the cafe for fans who adored him after leaving. His new pop-up shop is there.

Just before 6pm, he went out Something with someone from his new album as the crowd below held up their phones to light up the chilly evening. He urged them to “sing that song with me”.

“As you sing it, just remember that no matter how lost you feel, you still mean a lot to someone. At least one person cares about you a lot,” he said. Dermot Kennedy races against Taylor Swift for the top spot

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