‘My Kind Of Paradise’ is the latest single from Dunlop’s just-released new album, ‘Animal’ which consists of a diverse set of songs including the soulful and anthemic ‘Right About Ready’ and ‘Look Back Smiling'(which evoke the 80s yet exude a timeless quality). the atmospheric ‘Sorrow’ and ‘Prisoner Of My Past’, the laid-back 60s dream-pop vibe of ‘Humans’, plus a memorable title song that adds an electronic bounce to its subtle groove.
Gareth Dunlop has been recognized as an accomplished talent ever since the BBC tipped him as one to watch in 2010 when he was not long out of his teens. In the ensuing decade, he released several singles, a handful of EPs, and an album that were musically eclectic yet all showcased his highly soulful voice, with several of his songs going on to be used in the hit TV series ‘Nashville’, commercials for Disney and Subaru and more. He also had songwriting credits for recordings by stars such as T.L, Tim Mcgraw & Faith Hill, and John Oates.
However, prior to the 2020 lockdown, Dunlop was just as likely to be heard by live audiences as he forged a reputation as a magnetic and charismatic performer on frequent headling tours and support slots to the likes of Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Snow Patrol, and James Morrison.
In his home territory, the Irish news praised Dunlop for his “distinctive croon and ear for sharp melodic lyrical hooks”, while local website ChordBlossom declared him to be one of the greatest talents to come out of Northern Ireland a sentiment only sightly qualified by National Rock Review who stated that he is “arguably one of Northern Ireland’s greatest singer/songwriters from the past decade”
As the video for his new single ‘ My Kind Of Paradise’, commences Northern Irish singer, songwriter, and producer Gareth Dunlop is sitting in darkness far away from anything resembling a heavenly oasis – and that’s fine with him
Don’t need sun on my skin or salt on the breeze to calm the sorms within or to set my soul at ease,” he sings “Cause i’ve found heaven in your eyes my kind of paradise.
A perfect love song to signal the onset of summer, albeit without an appropriate sunny locale ‘paradise’ is at least subsequently built around him.
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Written by: Tara