Northern Irish singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery has the kind of rustic and grainy vocal that recalls the undeniable folk aesthetics of artists such as Damien Rice, Ben Howard and Ray Lamontagne. However, determined not to pigeonhole himself to traditional archetypes, the fiery haired contemporary troubadour wields more than just the plucked strings of his acoustic guitar.
On Okkervil River, Lavery’s impassioned lyrics come seasoned with a mixed bag of musical trends . Quietly building on the bones of ambient folk-pop and the charms of Springsteen-style Americana, we journey through digital beats and swirling sounds as the Antrim native leads us down that dusty old road from adolescence to adulthood.
Ciaran Lavery’s second album ‘Let Bad In’ is out now via Believe Recordings.