Gareth Dunlop Releases New Single and Video ‘Look Back Smiling’ 

Irish singer-songwriter, Gareth Dunlop, has released his brand-new single “Look Back Smiling” alongside a touching music video which stars his son and daughter.

Over the pandemic, Gareth has kept himself busy to not only record is long-awaited second album “Animal,” but to also produce new records with friends and fellow Northern Irish musicians Foy Vance (2021’s Signs Of Life on Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records) and Lee Rogers (Gameblood out spring 2022). All three artists will join forces once more as they tour together with Gareth on additional duty as a member of Vance’s live band.

“Look Back Smiling” is the latest single that we have heard from the singer and it’s one that will touch your soul. Gareth Dunlop has vocals that will send shivers down your spine. His unique voice alongside his heart-warming lyrics create a memorable work of art. The video that was dropped with the single brings the single to life in a beautiful video which stars his own son and daughter, adding a deeply personal element. He explains;

 “I wrote it as a message of sorts for my son. In these weird pandemic years I had noticed him retreating into himself. He’d missed out on most of his first year at school and bypassed an important year of making those first connections with would be friends. It set my head off in a direction of wanting him to grab life by the horns and be as much of a kid as possible before the real trials and tribulations of life seeped in. In a time when it was hard to be a normal kid, I was desperate for his young sense of wonder and childlike fearlessness to rule his heart. When I was young I couldn’t wait to grow up, and now that I’m older I’d give anything to go back and be a kid again.”

“Look Back Smiling” is only the beginning of this new era. “Animal” is due to be released on the 18th of March. To show your support before then, be sure to stream this new track on all major streaming platforms. As mentioned previously, Gareth will also be touring with Foy Vance in the Spring. US dates are listed below;

May 6 @ Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY
May 7 @ Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY
May 8 @ Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 10 @ Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
May 11 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 13 @ Royale – Boston, MA
May 14 @ Center for the Arts – Homer, NY
May 17 @ Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH
May 18 @ James K. Polk Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center – Nashville, TN
May 20 @ The Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
May 21 @ Athenaeum Theatre – Chicago, IL
May 26 @ Neptune Theatre – Seattle, wA
May 27 @ Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR
May 31 @ Regent Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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