Last month Derry songsmith Chris McConaghy AKA Our Krypton Son penned a column for TTA reflecting upon the somewhat unorthodox – yet seemingly very effective – songwriting process for his forthcoming second studio album. Bounding with the self-effacing spirit and wondrous lyricism that has defined his output to date, it well and truly piqued our interest in what lay in store for album number two.
Now, a handful of weeks later, we’re very pleased to premiere the ‘Everything Reminds Me Of You’, not merely just the lead single from the release but easily one of McConaghy’s most focused and masterfully crafted efforts to date. Quietly bounding with the heartstung melancholia that defined the many highlights from his self-titled debut album, the single’s swooning chord changes and sublime harmonies forge across four minutes of alt-pop conjuring everyone from Wilco, latter-day Ron Sexsmith, The Beach Boys.
Check out the single – and it’s rather sweet video courtesy of LUMO – below. Welcome back, Mr. McConaghy.