Watch: Paddy Hanna – Camaraderie


The b-side to his earworming ‘Austria’ single, ‘Camaraderie‘ by Dublin singer-songwriter Padda Hanna is a decidedly more reflective, inward-looking affair, touching upon Hanna’s struggles with intense depression.

A swooning, Americana-tinged jangle-pop evoking the likes of Pedro The Lion and self-titled-era Elliott Smith, the track is accompanied by a touching, equally static and stoic video by Luke Byrne.

Speaking of the track, Hanna said, “Last summer I was crippled with depression, to the point where I was physically and mentally too sick to stand. I spent many weeks alone in my cottage growing ever more paranoid of the outside world and the joyful cheers of the summer crowd. The song concerns losing touch with how it feels to be human in a tourist town.”

A very admirable release, we reckon. Watch the video below.

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