Stream: Paddy Hanna – Sunday Milkshake


Masterful Dublin songsmith Paddy Hanna has unveiled yet another song in the form of ‘Sunday Milkshake’, ahead of the release of new single ‘Bad Boys’ on March 24.

Featuring hints of a motorik beat, filled out with a lush orchestral arrangement, Hanna has once again put his genre-tapping to full use in proving why he’s one of the finest, most artful pop songwriters in Ireland – if his string of singles from mid-2015 following 2014 debut album Leafy Stiletto didn’t already do it – check them out on Soundcloud.

On its themes, Hanna states that Sunday Milkshake is “a tale of realisation, of sleeping on a dirty couch knowing some mistakes cannot be undone.”

He recently bravely opened up about his battle with mental health and how it affects his creativity, in an enlightening statement:

I allude to mental illness in my work. It’s considered by many to be a neurosis that spurs on creative work, however it is nothing but a crutch on my own creativity. My time in a depressive haze is spent in complete emptiness, weeks will go by, my beard will have grown out, my pen dried up. So when indeed I allude to mental illness it would usually be during a happy period where I can function. One of the most important days in my life came when I finally opened up about depression and was not met with jeers but rather acceptance and understanding – it’s the first and most significant step you can take.

Padda Hanna plays Whelan’s on Friday, May 5th. Stream ‘Sunday Milkshake’ below:

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