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).  A European tour including Paradiso, Amsterdam and the Rolling Stone Weekenders in Germany have also been announced for November.

Villagers Live Dates
Fri 12th July – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
Thurs 18th July – Galway Arts Festival, Galway
Fri 19th July – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Sat 20th July – Ballykeeffee Amphitheatre, Kilkenny
Fri 2nd Aug – Festival N2, Chaves, Portugal
Wed 7th Aug – Moods Festival, Bruges, Belgium
Thurs 15th Aug – Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
Fri 16th Aug – Green Man Festival, Abergavenny, Wales
Fri 23rd Aug – Open House Festival, Bangor
Fri 30th Aug – Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
Sat 31st Aug – Bruis Festival, Maastricht
Sun 1st Sept – Golden Leaves Festival, Darmstadt, Germany
Thurs 7th Nov - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 8th Nov – LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sat 9th Nov – Rolling Stone Park Festival, Rust, Germany
Mon 11th Nov – Zakk, Dusseldorf, Germany
Tues 12th Nov – Strom, Munich, Germany
Wed 13th Nov – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
Sat 16th Nov – Rolling Stone Beach, Weissenhauser Strand, Germany
Sun 17th Nov – Burgerweehuis, Deventer, Netherlands
Mon 18th Nov – Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium
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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

Thursday 1st August - Thursday 15th August

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Moods 2019, Bruges, Belgium

Thursday 1st August - Saturday 31st August

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Open House Festival, Belfast, UK

Thursday 1st August - Saturday 31st August

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Open House Festival 2019, Belfast, UK

Friday 2nd August

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Festival N2 2019, Chaves, Portugal

Wednesday 7th August

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Binnenplein Belfort, Bruges, Belgium

Thursday 15th August

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Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, UK

Thursday 15th August - Sunday 18th August

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Green Man Festival 2019, Brecon Beacons, UK

Friday 23rd August

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Open House Festival, Belfast, UK

Thursday 29th August - Sunday 1st September

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Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Den Helder, Netherlands

Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September

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Jagdschloss Kranichstein, Darmstadt, Germany