Words: Staff Writer
Photo: Bobby Zithelo
It’s the second single from his forthcoming debut album.
Friday 30 October sees Clonsilla rapper Nealo drop his debut album ‘All The Leaves Are Falling’. Today he’s shared the second single ‘Let Your Dreams Collect Dust Until You’re Desperate’ from his highly anticipated project.
It sees Nealo maintain the collaborative energy that has featured throughout his time in hip hop, with the cut featuring offerings from Molly Sterling, Jehnova and Adam Garrett.
It comes off the back of the release of ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’ with close friend and collaborator Uly.
On the new single he said, “When I was 21, I worked in an insurance company. It was your average suit and tie cubicle job. I despised it. I had a dream of moving to Canada and exploring a new part of the world, but everyday I trudged down to the multi story office beside the Blanchardstown Centre and clocked in”.
“I used to stay up until 3am so that work seemed further away. One morning I got halfway to the office, looked down and realised that I was wearing one white runner and one black shoe with my suit. I had been up so late and gotten dressed in my sleep. I think I was in such a bad place at a time that I couldn’t even see the funny side of that. The desperation.“
“Eventually I applied for a visa to Canada and booked flights to Vancouver. I handed in my notice and that was it. No more insurance company. The whole experience had a huge lasting effect on me. Now I can’t stand the thought of being caged up and I’ve worked my whole life to avoid that. Monday morning for me is walking dogs in the forest and hanging with my son. It’s music, and trees and animals. It’s not cubicles and insurance claims and ties.”
Next month, Nealo will play four socially-distanced live shows at The Workman’s Club, Dublin, on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 November.