Releasing new album Fires Of Innocence on September 28th 2018.
Dublin born and raised, Eoin Glackin writes alternative pop songs that range from the personal to the political. Drawing on the legacy of the greats such as Johnny Cash alongside more contemporary influences such as Beck, Eoin has put his latest full length on record with the help of legendary Irish producer Karl Odlum (Mic Christopher). His experience of writing hits for Irish musician Derek Ryan for many years has added country into the lifeblood of Glackin’s tunes.
Opening track and lead single ‘High King Falls’ sets the lyrical tone for the record, tackling the idea that there is any one way of living or thinking. Eoin tells us “there is no one way, one opinion, one universal identity that’s right and this song is about that realisation and challenging yourself to find your own truths.”
This statement is tackled throughout the record, and rather than pretending to have all the answers, Glackin gives us his raw, truthful reaction, which can be heard on tracks like ‘Hold The Line’, which is about “looking for a voice through the static, a connection to pull you through the haze. Putting down the phone and going for a walk with someone who matters. Sometimes all you can do is stand your ground and keep swinging.” Along with existential musings, Eoin looks outward at the wider world and its history, with ‘Wear It While You Can’ being inspired by the story of Kathryn Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon who endured officials trying to tear her number off mid-race as it was a ‘men only’ event.
Eoin’s talent has seen him support the likes of Joan Armatrading and Damien Dempsey, who said that “Eoin’s lyrical imagery make me feel like I’m watching a movie in my mind” with similar plaudits coming from Ed Sheeran who simply stated that he’s “smashing it”.
T R A C K L I S T
All songs written by Eoin Glackin
- High King Falls
- Wear It While You Can
- Barabbas Walks Free
- Suffer Me A Little Longer
- Record Store Blues
- Fresh AF
- Hold The Line
- Pity The Poor Comedian
- Way About You
- Club Kids
- Don’t Want To Go Home Yet