SOMEBODY’S CHILD returns with new single ‘Broken Record’

Somebody’s Child
Photo credit: Nicholas O'Donnell

Somebody’s Child otherwise known as Cian Godfrey, launched with a slew of great indie-pop singles in 2018-2019, and released his 20-Something EP during the 2020 lockdown that included hit singles ‘Hold Me Like You Wanna’ (1.5 mil streams) and ‘We Could Start a War’ (3.2 mil streams), which gained BBC Radio 1, Radio X, RTÉ Radio 1, 2FM and Today FM attention.

Never one to rest on his laurels, two EPs followed in quick succession (2021’s Hope, Amongst Other Things and Staying Sane), and when he was finally able to perform his first headline tour of the UK and Ireland in late 2021, the shows witnessed large crowds of enthusiastic fans and an atmosphere of celebration.

Today he shares his new single ‘Broken Record’ and announces he’s signed to cult indie label Frenchkiss Records, as well as a mammoth EU and UK tour early next year that is on sale now.

Syd Butler, Founder and President of Frenchkiss Records says of the signing, “Frenchkiss is thrilled to be able to work with Somebody’s Child. I love their ability to layer both mature songwriting with vulnerability. This kind of authenticity is something that I find is lacking in much of today’s music. Somebody’s Child provides this exact element that is still needed, both in recording and playing live. They are nothing short of amazing.”

It’s “unapologetically loud” and sets out his stall perfectly – perhaps as direct as SC has ever sounded, it’s a song of lament juxtaposed with a stadium-ready chorus. It harbours resentment and drive simultaneously as Godfrey explores themes of youth against a wall of electric guitars as if Oasis had a new frontman in Matt Berninger (The National).

On the video, Cian says, “It explores my fear of growing up. Getting older and feeling trapped, attempting to reconnect with my former self and trying to regain a sense of innocence that was once taken for granted.”

Watch ‘Broken Record’ BELOW:

UK/IRL/EU Tour Dates
On sale now – buy tickets HERE

8th Feb 2023 – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
9th Feb 2023 – Foundry Studio, Sheffield
11th Feb 2023 – Joiners, Southampton
12th Feb 2023 – Exchange, Bristol
14th Feb 2023 – Omeara, London
17th Feb 2023 – Jimmy’s, Liverpool
18th Feb 2023 – Think Thank, Newcastle
19th Feb 2023 – King Tut’s, Glasgow
21st Feb 2023 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
24th Feb 2023 – Róisín Dubh, Galway
25th Feb 2023 – Dolan’s, Limerick
1st March 2023 – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
2nd March 2023 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
3rd March 2023 – The Academy, Dublin
4th March 2023 – Spirit Store, Dundalk
8th March 2023 – Le POPUP du Label, Paris
9th March 2023 – Trix Bar, Antwerp
10th March 2023 – Paradiso (Upstairs), Amsterdamn
11th March 2023 – Privatclub, Berlin

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