Villagers share brand new single "Summer's Song"

Villagers share brand new single "Summer's Song"

Villagers are pleased to share a brand new single, “Summer’s Song”.

Featuring a chorus of six flugelhorns, “Summer’s Song” was written and produced by Conor O’Brien and mixed by the legendary Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, MGMT).  In Conor’s words: “Summer's Song is the closest I'll ever get to writing a pure pop song. I just had to roll with it and I'm glad I did; it was really just an excuse to make the horns sound like sunbeams. Boy it's fun to play live. I can't quite believe we managed to get the magical touch of Dave Fridmann in on the mix”.

The video - animated by Joe May and illustrated by Patricio Bauzá - is equally drenched with memories of summers past and anticipation of those to come.  



Fresh from supporting Mumford & Sons on their recent UK arena tour, Villagers will be playing shows throughout the summer including a sold-out gig at Dublin’s glorious Iveagh Gardens (his biggest ever headline - 4000 cap).  During Villagers' European tour the band will also stop in Germany have also been announced for November.

Villagers Live Dates In Germany 2019:
Sun 1st Sept – Golden Leaves Festival, Darmstadt
Sat 9th Nov – Rolling Stone Park Festival, Rust
Mon 11th Nov – Zakk, Düsseldorf
Tues 12th Nov – Strom, Munich
Wed 13th Nov – UT Connewitz, Leipzig
Sat 16th Nov – Rolling Stone Beach, Weissenhauser Strand
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Villagers released their acclaimed fourth album The Art Of Pretending To Swim last year and O’Brien has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards, two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is a previous winner of Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.

Additionally, Villagers’ music has featured in both seasons of HBO drama ‘Big Little Lies’ – reaching the Top 60 Shazam charts in the UK and US last month - and their Spotify session of “Nothing Arrived” has hit over 130 million streams.


Villagers The Art of Pretending to Swim

Album | 21st September 2018

Always inventive yet staying true to the power of songwriting and melody, Conor O’Brien has made another great leap forward with Villagers’ fourth studio album, The Art Of Pretending To Swim.

Tracklisting

  • 1Again
  • 2A Trick of the Light
  • 3Sweet Saviour
  • 4Long Time Waiting
  • 5Fool
  • 6Love Came With All That It Brings
  • 7Real Go-Getter
  • 8Hold Me Down
  • 9Ada
  • 10Ada (Extended)
  • 11This Is the Art of Pretending to Swim

Villagers The Art of Pretending to Swim

Album | 21st September 2018

Always inventive yet staying true to the power of songwriting and melody, Conor O’Brien has made another great leap forward with Villagers’ fourth studio album, The Art Of Pretending To Swim.

Tracklisting

  • 1Again
  • 2A Trick of the Light
  • 3Sweet Saviour
  • 4Long Time Waiting
  • 5Fool
  • 6Love Came With All That It Brings
  • 7Real Go-Getter
  • 8Hold Me Down
  • 9Ada
  • 10Ada (Extended)
  • 11This Is the Art of Pretending to Swim
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Live Dates

Saturday 26th October

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Dolans, Limerick, Ireland

Sunday 27th October

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Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford, Ireland

Thursday 7th November

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Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Friday 8th November - Saturday 9th November

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Europa-Park, Rust, Germany

Friday 8th November

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LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Monday 11th November

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ZAKK - Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany

Tuesday 12th November

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Strom, Munich, Germany

Wednesday 13th November

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UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany

Friday 15th November - Saturday 16th November

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Rolling Stone Beach Festival 2019, Lübeck, Germany

Sunday 17th November

Villagers
Burgerweehuis, Deventer, Netherlands