Dermot Kennedy responded after Taylor Swift talked about her cover of her song Anti-Hero this week.
he Dubliner was “honored” to sing the song from Swift’s recently released tenth studio album Midnights, on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
Sharing a clip of his performance on Instagram, Dermot wrote: “What a song. Honored to cover it @taylorswift. Thank you for your kind words, everyone.”
Fans enjoyed the cover, while Taylor also paid tribute to Dermot on Twitter, writing: “WOW – Absolutely love this.”
And speaking to Lorraine Kelly on her ITV talk show of the same name earlier today, Dermot admitted that it was “awesome” that the Grammy winner had seen his cover.
“Amazing. It’s amazing how someone with such a strong culture can draw so much attention to what we’ve done,” he explains.
The 30-year-old is set to release his second studio album, Sonder, which hits shelves tomorrow and plans to tour around the US soon.
“We have been to the US a few times. It’s funny because next year will probably be our sixth or seventh time running across the US but it’s a great place to tour,” he told Lorraine.
“We’re playing in several locations — we’re playing at Madison Square Garden — so there are some big venues there.”
Lorraine then asked: “Have you ever thought – and you probably thought, and why you wouldn’t – that when you were busking in Dublin that one day this would happen and you would be at Madison Square Garden ?”
Dermot replied: “I have thought about that. I’m always reluctant to say, ‘Wow, I can’t believe any of this.’
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“I know I can look back and see that progress. It’s not like we’re going from playing on the street to playing that gig. It takes time. But it was certainly a journey and it was supposed to be the beginning.
“Things happen so fast these days, it’s like artists rising and reaching their peak and then disappearing the next week. I just want to stay here as long as possible.”
He also talks about what he does to “charge up” when he needs to get himself out of the fame bubble, revealing that a trip home often works.
“I need it,” he admitted.
“The place where I grew up is next to a forest and there is a lot of nature so it definitely tells what I do. I need it because if I don’t touch the base for a while, it’s hard to get creative.”
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