Acclaimed singer/songwriter DERMOT KENNEDY has shared his new single “Don’t Forget Me,” out today via Island Records / Interscope. Co-written by Dermot and Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Pink) ,“Don’t Forget Me” sees Dermot deliver yet another authentic, emotive, and powerful performance poised to become a fan favorite and highlight of the live show. Mac also produced the track, making for a majestic pop soundscape perfectly arranged alongside Dermot’s soaring vocals. The live video was captured in Las Vegas during the current US tour
“Don’t Forget Me” comes on the heels of the new track, “Won’t Back Down,” from the film FAST X, also featuring Dermot, Louisiana rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again and country star Bailey Zimmerman. “Won’t Back Down” appears on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, in the company of J Balvin, Kodak Black, Skrillex, YG and Ty Dolla $ign among others –
Dermot Kennedy is an Irish singer-songwriter who has garnered significant attention for his powerful vocals, emotive lyrics, and heartfelt performances. Born on December 13, 1991, in Dublin, Ireland, Kennedy grew up in a musical family and developed a passion for music from a young age.
Kennedy’s musical journey began when he started learning to play the guitar at the age of 10. Influenced by a wide range of genres, including folk, hip-hop, and rock, he started writing his own songs in his early teens. Kennedy’s early influences include artists such as Van Morrison, Ray LaMontagne, and David Gray, whose soulful and introspective music shaped his own musical style.
After finishing school, Kennedy pursued a degree in music at St. Patrick’s College in Dublin, where he honed his skills as a performer and songwriter. During this time, he performed at numerous open-mic nights and local gigs, gradually building a dedicated following. His powerful and raw performances began to attract attention, and he soon caught the eye of record labels.
In 2017, Kennedy released his debut EP titled “Doves & Ravens,” which showcased his exceptional vocal range and deeply personal songwriting. The EP received critical acclaim and gained him a growing fan base. One of the standout tracks from the EP, “After Rain,” helped propel him into the spotlight, amassing millions of streams on various platforms.
Dermot Kennedy’s breakthrough moment came with the release of his hit single “Power Over Me” in 2018. The song garnered widespread acclaim for its passionate delivery and infectious hooks, propelling Kennedy to international recognition. It achieved significant chart success in several countries and introduced him to a broader audience.
Following the success of “Power Over Me,” Kennedy released his debut studio album, “Without Fear,” in October 2019. The album received positive reviews and debuted at the top of the Irish Albums Chart. It showcased Kennedy’s ability to blend folk, pop, and electronic elements, creating a distinctive sound that resonated with listeners.
Kennedy’s music often explores themes of love, loss, and self-reflection, and his emotionally charged performances have been praised for their authenticity and vulnerability. His distinctive raspy voice and passionate delivery have become trademarks of his style, drawing comparisons to artists like Hozier and Ben Howard.
Dermot Kennedy’s success has continued to soar, with sold-out shows at renowned venues and festivals around the world. He has also made several high-profile appearances on television, including performances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
With his soulful voice and captivating presence, Dermot Kennedy has cemented himself as one of the most exciting singer-songwriters of his generation. His ability to connect deeply with his audience through his music and lyrics has earned him a dedicated fan base and promises an exciting future ahead.