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Music / November 13, 2020

Strange Boy returns with ‘The Pope’

Music / November 13, 2020

Strange Boy returns with ‘The Pope’

Words: Dylan Murphy

It’s the first single from his debut album slated for release early next year.

One of Ireland’s most exciting young prospects, Strange Boy, has returned with the first single from his forthcoming debut album. The Limerick wordsmith has shared ‘The Pope’, a song written from the perspective of a twelve-year-old child whose dream is to attain the perks of being the biggest rockstar on the planet, while denouncing all that is sacred and holy.

The video follows collaborations with the south-west’s Px Music label and a string of stellar singles including a cut with Delush ‘It’s Alright’ which consequently featured on Normal People.

The Pope’ highlights all the elements that make Strange Boy one of Ireland’s most compelling artists: his unique cadence; stellar sound selection; bold pen game and dark sense of humour.

The video comes ahead of Strange Boy’s debut album which is slated for release via Welcome To The New World on St. Patrick’s day 2021.

Speaking on the collaboration, producer and label head honcho Enda Gallery said, “One year ago, Strange Boy and I had a long phone call about the future of Irish hip-hop. We talked about connecting the ancient Irish culture and its rich music which is our heritage with the music and hip hop culture which is one of the dominant influences on our culture today. I spent the months of lockdown alone at my late Grandfather’s house in Kilfenora and composed 40 pieces of traditional Irish music hip-hop pieces for Strange Boy.

“This was the first to come to fruition…”

Watch the video for ‘The Pope’ below: