Amidst dark times, there can be light. And no artist is a better example of this than Cork-hailed multi-instrumentalist Cian Ducrot, who has produced a raw and melancholic pop track, reflecting on a poignant period of his life.
Organic piano instrumentals and subtle whirring electronic flourishes open “fucked up all the time”, receiving a powerful gust of wind behind its sails when the 22-year-old singer-songwriter opens his emotive vocals.
“I was at home, I’d dropped out of the Royal Academy, and there was a backlash from my family, even my friends, telling me: ‘That’s the worst decision you could have possibly made. You’re broke. What are you going to do?’” Explains Cian. ‘I was alone in my room and I voice noted a lyric: ‘I’m so sick of feeling so fucked up all the time.’ Then I sat down and started playing piano, at one in the morning. It all flooded out. I’d felt awful. But then I felt better.”
Watch the music video for “fucked up all the time” below…