TUNE Somebody's Child - Hold Me Like You Wanna
Today, Somebody's Child shares brand new single "Hold Me Like You Wanna" taken from debut EP '20-Something' out 7th August.
In less than two years, Cian Godfrey, the young Dublin songwriter and band-leader has worked hard to cement himself as a burgeoning voice in the Irish music scene.
Cian tackles personal and political issues in his music, not shying away from discussions of mental health, egotism, and dystopia. After performing on the Late Late show, a 3 arena support-slot with the Kaiser Chiefs, an appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage at last year's Reading & Leeds Festival, plus charting 13th in the official homegrown Irish charts and with over a million streams later, the young Dubliner is taking over and ready to make his mark.
Somebody's Child says, “Hold Me Like You Wanna me is a nostalgic song that triggers feelings of both regret and lack of regret simultaneously. It's a love song but not necessarily romantically. Given the climate of the world at the moment, I think it holds a deeper meaning as we all long to spend time together again, but we know that there are risks involved in doing so.”
Coming from very different musical backgrounds, the group’s chemistry and sound has broadly developed in the first half of 2020 as they prepared for a summer of festivals, and the new EP 20-something is a huge testament to that.
“20-something is the first real taste of who I want to be as an artist and as a songwriter. It’s inspired by the music I listen to on a regular basis. Everything before this has been to test the waters, but for the first time since this started it feels like this is what I’m really about.”
Keen on not shying away from real-world problems, his lyrics comment on personal and political issues. In opening himself up, he hopes 20-something connects with the listener on a much deeper level than before, especially given the situation for everyone at the moment. Determined to spread his sound, Somebody’s Child is one to have your eyes firmly set on.