Owen Denvir - My World (single)
With over 200,000 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 30 has asserted himself as one of the finest singer songwriters around. He has released two ouf of three EPs in the last few years. When complete, this trilogy will form his debut album. Each of the EPs has it own theme. As Denvir says, the EP trilogy idea is based on Sigmund Freud's theory that personality is a sum of 3 parts: the Id (acting on raw impulse), the Ego (being terrified of consequences) and the Superego (the balance between the two). The first EP ("Sticks") deals with loss and delusion and the impulsive decisions we make while in the spell of 'love'. The second ("Stones") being a more confident but brash take on love, and finally the last EP ("Bones") is when you have the balance between the two, which mostly leads to more healthy relationship. "My World" is a single from the last part of the trilogy, EP called Bones, to be released on May 7th.
About his new single Denvir says "My World holds a lot less hope to it than the overall sound of it suggests. It's a culmination of sayings and traits either my friends or I have shared in the panic before realising you've been dumped.You can raise your partner to an unrealistic pedestal through misplaced infatuation, while they might not feel the same way about you. In the worst case, it leads to a reliance that this person is the only thing in the world that matters, or that you'll amount to nothing without them. There's always a way out from this mindset, however long it takes. It's not always easy to see what the best course of action is. Reaching out for help can feel impossible, like an admission of weakness, or acceptance of a loss that you don't want to face. Every person is defined by themselves just as much as the people around them, and it's situations like this you'll realise how much your friends and family care about you. Spending time with them is as important as spending time alone, coming to terms with it all."
Simple arrangement of the song enhances its impact. There is love, loss, desire, uncertainty. Even obssession to some degree. Definitely not your typical love song. What remains unchangeable is Denvir's evocative vocal that draws you in and makes you feel everything he feels.
"She is superhuman. She is something else.
She'd have half a coffee and be taking on the world.
Keeps me out of trouble. Keeps her in my head.
Call it crazy, call it mad, but it's all that I've got left."
Artwork: Rich Wade