Hometime’s new single, ‘The Sound Of Heartbreak’, drops on Friday 31st July across all digital platforms. The second of four singles planned for the forthcoming début album, this chugging, darkly melodic slice of pop has a love for Robyn, ABBA and Max Martin woven into its DNA. Remixes are in the works.
Hometime created a buzz earlier this year with début single, ‘Gratitude’. It reached No.4 on the Irish iTunes pop singles chart, notched up 22K Spotify streams and gained airplay in Ireland, the UK, the US and Canada. New York dance maestro/label executive, Vinny Vero, and British pop icon, Alison Moyet, have both lavished praise on the track. Vinny Vero even invited Hometime to remix a track by one of his acts for an imminent big-label album release.
Hometime – Dubliner, Tony Kavanagh – is a versatile pop artist. From the songwriting and the vocals to the design and the funding, the entire project is entirely self-managed. Tony has stayed busy on the songwriting front for himself and others. While some songs are rooted in his experience as a gay man, they have a universal emotional impact, and translate well for other artists. In fact, five co-writes featured on recent RTE Radio 1 Album of the Week, ’45RPM’ by Gavin Murphy – including the album’s four singles.
Pandemic permitting, Hometime’s début album, ‘Past Imperfect’, is expected in the autumn. Cross your (sanitised) fingers.
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