Damien Dempsey released his debut album in 2000, 'They Don’t Teach This Shit in School', which set him apart as a unique and important voice which, is still true to this day.
Now seventeen years into his career, Damien Dempsey releases his seventh studio album, 'Soulsun', which featues a stellar cast of female guest vocalists, referred to in the sleeve notes as ‘the mighty Celtic Warrior High Queens’. Dido joins Damien on a tender love song, 'Beside the Sea' and fellow Dubliner, Imelda May, appears on 'Big Big Love', an anthemic rock love song and 'Pretty Bird Tree' features Dingle singer Pauline Scanlon, a regular collaborator over the years.
'Soulsun' was recorded with long-term producer and collaborator, John Reynolds in north London. Damien lived in London for months, immersing himself in writing songs and soaking up inspiration from London's rich tapestry of all human life. ‘This might sound strange but London is a real retreat for me” he explains. “I don’t know too many people in London, so I don’t go out raving or partying. When I go to the pub, it will usually be somewhere around Kilburn, sitting on my own with a notebook’
'Soulson' is released on 26th May followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland;
Watch the video for the title track from the album 'Soulsun' Here