With over 100,000 streams on Spotify, combined video views of over 2 million, music shared by Coldplay and supporting the legend Dodie......Belfast born Owen Denvir at only 29 has asserted himself as one of the finest singer songwriters around and is now announcing his biggest project to date, releasing a trilogy of EPs over the next 12 months, each with their own theme and story, that, when all finally released, will form Denvir's first full length album. Training as a young orchestral viola player, Owen Denvir was drawn by the alternative sound of Bon Iver over Bach. These two styles of music influence his songwriting, which Hot Press magazine have described as "honest, personal... complex and affecting".
The new single 'Ghost' is the first single from the first EP (Sticks). Recorded in his home studio, the single was written as an outlet for anxieties after dealing with a ghosting situation on dating app Tinder. Call it crazy, but between writing and recording the song, Denvir and his family had a run in with a more literal definition of 'ghost'. At one point Denvir was driving alone on the motorway when he heard loud repeated tapping on the rear window. Strange enough - but a week later, his sister texted asking why he was chatting with someone in his car outside their house. She then walked in to find he had been in the kitchen the whole time. Just a mad PR story? Or a seal of paranormal approval for the song? You decide...
We all know those unexplainable things that occur when you don't expect them. You don't have to be believer in the true sense of the word to consider it real but if you're a bit more sensitive than the others, you might actually think there's something about this. So this song could be for you.
Gentle piano forms a great company to Denvir's plaintive vocal. The harmonies in the backround create the appropriate haunting atmosphere. Might not be a surprise given the title of the song. The lyrics are honest, raw, emotional, there's a sense of hesitation ("...I need to fall out of love But I'm addicted to you..."), the singer stands at the crossroads, unsure what to do next. Powerful songwriting in its prime.