‘Somewhere in Ireland’ is a new idea by director and animator Jack O’Flynn, AKA Brownsauce, in which he takes a fresh look at the idea of a music video. After releasing the first edition with Limerick rap hero Hazey, part two is now out in the world.
Featuring Huva, Chili and Ganiyu, the track ‘Jolly’ comes off HUVA’s LP ‘Roll2this’. It’s early days in 2019, but already this feels like it could be one of the Irish hip hop tracks of the year. Old school, Eastcoast production with catchy flows, the chemistry between the three MCs bursts off the screen.
Across five parts, ‘Somewhere in Ireland’ follows nine artists as they trudge through the mundanity of work life, interacting with characters most of us will be chillingly familiar with while they try to make a living and create art simultaneously.
“I had no location, money or encouragement to start such a large project yet here we are, months later releasing the first part of ‘Somewhere in Ireland’,” says Jack. “Living in Limerick’s vibrant bizarre mishmash community of multidisciplinary artists and musicians made me want to create a single project that could show everybody’s work – from fine art sculpture to print, photography, painting, music, videography and animation. This project in its simplest sense is a showcase of young Irish talent from genuine people with genuine stories.”