Watch: Oisín ó Scolaí – Cardboard Cowboy

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Belfast-based artist Oisín ó Scolaí plays a brand of folk-pop heavily imbued with cutting truths and subtle, burrowing melodies. With an added dash of kitchen sink surrealism, it’s something single ‘Cardboard Cowboy’ taps into and then some.

One of a series of songs written whilst in lockdown in his childhood home of Rann na Feirste, Co. Donegal, the song is about arts and crafts written from the perspective of a cowboy fetishist’s wife. Sealing the deal is ó Scolaí’s homespun video for the release, which is out today.

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