Nealo is set to release his latest single ‘Angel On My Shoulder’ on Friday 30th August.
“This is a song about life. It’s a song about acceptance of all the flaws we see both in ourselves, in our home cities, and in our lives. ‘Angel On My Shoulder’ sprung from the mindstate of falling both in and out of love with my own life, and with Dublin as a city and a home.
No city is perfect, and our own lives aren’t either, but it is the acceptance of these imperfections and the appreciation of what we do have that will eventually lead down us down a cobblestoned road to happiness.”
The song is a collaborative effort between Nealo, jazz neo-soul trio INNRSPACE, Adam My Fault & Diffusion Lab.
Nealo is a hip hop artist cut from a different cloth. Having spent 10 years touring in hardcore punk bands, he settled down, got married and went off to college to get a law degree. After a few years working in a solicitors firm, he heard the calling to return to music, but this time in a completely different way.
The Dublin born rapper & singer began making beats and writing lyrics in 2018 as a form of catharsis to find a home for his thoughts and poems on paper. Over the course of the next few months he managed to sell out 2 headline shows and finished the year closing the Dublin Literary Festival in a memorable night in the GPO. On top of this he landed huge supports in the Olympia and the Academy, festival slots at Longitude, Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and many more, radio play on 2FM, FM104, RTE, and Spin and critical acclaim for his songs across many Irish publications.
Nealo’s laid back blend of introspective hip hop over jazz influenced beats is a complete contrast to what you would expect from an ex hardcore punk vocalist, but it has worked its magic to carve him out a loyal following, in Dublin.
31.August – Electric Picnic / Salty Dog Stage
27. September – Headline Show / The Grand Social / Dublin