Flynn made a phenomenal impact in the opening chapter of his career as he laid the foundations for his status as a future pop star. The Irish singer and songwriter first reached a global audience by contributing his world-class vocal talent and lyrics to Lost Frequencies’ ‘Recognise’, a song which has reached 60 million streams and took him to huge stages such as Tomorrowland. He then built on his burgeoning reputation with his debut EP ‘One Of Us’, which added millions more streams and a sweep of praise from a variety of new music champions.
Now Flynn shares his new single ‘Regrets’, an energetic earworm about a love story gone wrong, when you decide to split from a relationship, only to see them move on with someone else and regret your decision. Kicking off with Flynn’s melodic and soulful vocals the track quickly unfolds into beating drums, a catchy bassline and a clapping beat into a big chorus.
The single is accompanied by its official video, which translates the song’s lyrics into the world of boxing. Flynn plays a boxing coach, whose protégé is defeated by a stronger opponent. After a second bout leads to another knock-out, it’s clear that they both have regrets about the challenge they’re facing. A succession of ‘Rocky’-style tropes follow - early morning runs, sparring by sunset, motivational speeches. Ultimately it’s not a happy ending as such, but at least their dedication is rewarded with a steady improvement. The video was directed by Marvin Ströter. Watch it BELOW:
Flynn explains, “We really wanted to shoot a video that matches the energy of the song. It’s a boxing/sports theme where you see a young girl battling with herself and the desire to win. I’m her trainer and the goal is to prepare her for a fight with another girl who is a tough opponent. She soon begins to doubt herself and we both start having regrets about the decision to take the fight.”
Emerging from the small town of Mullingar, Flynn relocated to the UK to focus on establishing a career in music. Armed with little more than raw talent, dedication and enough money to cover one month’s rent, he made some money busking while putting his life experiences into his songs. After some early independent tracks established a grassroots following, things began to take off for him, first with Lost Frequencies and then with the ‘One of Us’ EP, while sessions and shows took him to London, Berlin, Los Angeles and beyond.
As almost everyone experienced, the pandemic forced a new challenge upon him. Flynn reacted with an intense schedule of writing sessions and recording via Zoom, while spending more time back home with his family inspired fresh lyrical themes, not only by reconnecting with his roots, but by providing the time and space to reflect on everything that had happened since he left Mullingar. Going back to basics, however, provided the platform for him to make a triumphant return in 2022, first with single ‘Elephant’ and supporting Lewis Capaldi and now with new single ‘Regrets’.