Fionn Regan, one of Ireland’s premiere singer-songwriters and Mercury Prize nominee, released his new album 100 Acres Of Sycamore in the UK on August 16th via Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music. It has received rave reviews from the likes of the Guardian, Uncut, Sunday Times, and the Independent and now the album has a physical release date in the US for January 31st. Fionn will also be coming over to the US to play several CMJ shows in New York City!
The album is not just one of the year’s most beautiful and incisive albums, it’s also the young singer-songwriter’s most personal statement yet. You can get a taste of this by checking out the title track, which can be downloaded above, and be sure to watch the video of the acoustic rendition of the song. “My previous record, The Shadow Of An Empire, was me looking out of a window at the world,” he says. “With this one, it’s a clear look in.” And there’s plenty to see. It’s a tale of “mad, wild love – there’s a central, epic love story, that spans time - it’s the story of a couple dancing between the gutter and the chandelier.”
When it was time to record, he stuck by his belief of capturing things quickly and honestly. The album was recorded in seven days, straight to tape (with the same Calrec console The White Stripes recorded Elephant on) live, with all the players right there in the barn, honey-dripped strings and all. 100 Acres Of Sycamore is a record you could get lost inside.
Upcoming US Tour Dates
10/17 – Brooklyn, NY – The Rock Shop (10pm, CMJ)
10/18 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (8pm, CMJ)
10/20 – New York, NY – Fat Baby (8pm, Music From Ireland showcase)