Irish singer-songwriter, Outsider, releases post-punk anthem “Saviour”
Irish singer-songwriter, Outsider releases the post-punk anthem, “Saviour”, lead single off the upcoming debut, Karma of Youth
Crafting music mired deep within esoteric spiritual and philosophical concepts and evocative imagery is not usually the stuff of pop music, but for Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Outsider (real name Seán Ó Corcoráin), this is what moves him… and aptly what makes his music nom de plume of ‘Outsider’ even more accurate. With music inspired by the likes of Joy Division, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and Bruce Springsteen, Outsider is quick to grab his audience’s attention through it’s infectious post-punk/alt-rock hooks while drawing them in with poetic lyricism.
“Saviour”, the lead single from Outsider’s upcoming debut album, Karma of Youth, is a textured and rhythmic excursion into the darker reaches of alternative rock and pop often inhabited by the likes of Interpol and The Mary Onettes. Released on April 3rd via OK!Good Records, the song is anchored by a tribal backbeat, the song opens up to an expansive and epic soaring chorus turning it into a post-punk anthem.
Drawing heavily from “shamanistic imagery”, Seán says the song predicted a “spiritual awakening of monumental proportions” which he experienced shortly after writing the song.
“There is a lot of archetypal imagery in it, dreams of drowning dragons (dragon- fear/ kundalini serpent), eating spiders (Spiders represent the mother), blinded brothers (third eye references), haunting the living, living with the dead, talking to spirits. It is very astral and subconscious lyricism.”
Based in Dublin, Corcoran started working under the name Outsider after a previous relationship and band project simultaneously ended. Outsider takes his name from Colin Wilson’s 1956 book ‘The Outsider’, which examines the psyche of great artists and their place in society. Simultaneously straddling post-punk/alt-rock roots with a mainstream immediacy sets him apart from the pack, and operating outside of of the realm of the local Dublin music scene further highlights his individuality.
Mastered by GRAMMY® award-winning Greg Calbi (The National, War On Drugs, Arcade Fire), Karma of Youth is a metaphysical roadmap for a lost soul. Documenting the experience of his rare spiritual “Kundalini Awakening”, it aligns itself to the same values that Buddhism, Hinduism, Freemasonry, Hermeticisim, and most ancient cultures hold. It is a deep purification process in which one emerges stronger and more level-headed than ever before, reaching the highest state of nirvana.
Deeply entrenched in Eastern mysticism, Western philosophy and a pure love of vibrant new wave, “Saviour” serves as the catalyst for Outsider’s debut album, “Karma of Youth”, which dives deeply into the journey of his spiritual awakening. The album is now available for pre-order, and will be available on April 17th via OK!Good Records.