Cian Ducrot releases heartwarming love anthem ‘Make Believe’ via Darkroom/Interscope, Polydor UK
RISING IRISH ARTIST
RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MAKE BELIEVE’ A HEARTWARMING LOVE ANTHEM LISTEN HERE
DEBUT HEADLINE SHOW AT COLOURS HOXTON, LONDON ON NOVEMBER 2ND – MORE INFO HERE
HOMECOMING HEADLINE SHOW IN DUBLIN AT THE ACADEMY 2 ON NOVEMBER 3RD
Cian Ducrot by Ollo Weguelin
SUPPORTING SODY AT OMEARA LONDON ON NOVEMBER 4TH & 5TH
“…rooted in a refreshing sense of honesty.” – CLASH
“…incredibly catchy tunes.” – 1883
“A phenomenal songwriter” – Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
Now Hear This – The Independent
Irish songwriter, producer and artist Cian Ducrot bears his soul once again with his new single ‘Make Believe’ via Darkroom/Interscope, Polydor UK. In the song, Cian explores the challenges of loving someone who hasn’t been loved before. Cian’s brilliant songwriting is elevated in the new single with a chorus that will stay with the listener for days, all capped with a brilliant guitar solo — it is a classic song that listeners will find timeless and persistently on repeat.
Speaking about the fifth single coming from his upcoming EP, Cian says “The inspiration for ‘Make Believe’ struck me over sushi in London one night. I rushed straight to my studio and started getting the inspiration for a song about falling in love with someone who hasn’t been loved before. I ‘voice noted’ all my ideas and chords and I knew what I had was special. I wrote the second verse a few days later and finished it on a scooter ride through London and while making a sandwich. Safe to say it was the longest it’s taken me to make a sandwich”
Having recently sold out his debut headline show at Colours Hoxton, London on November 2nd, the twenty-two year old marks his return to his hometown of Dublin with the announcement of a headline show on November 3rd at The Academy 2. More info here.
Since his debut single ‘Not Usually Like This’, which has been streamed more than 3.9 million times on Spotify, Cian continues to harvest tastemaker support. Tipped byJack Saunders as one of three artists to watch in 2021 on Notion and as ‘a phenomenal songwriter’ on BBC Radio 1, he has also gathered support from the likes of CLASH (‘something to treasure’), 1883, The Independent, Official Charts, Pop Justice, MTV UK and was labelled as ‘on the brink of great things’ by the Daily Star.
Next up, he will support the West London singer-songwriter SODY at OMEARA, London on October 4th and 5th.
With live shows back under his belt, an EP on the horizon, Cian Ducrot continues to build towards his much anticipated breakout year.
Raised in Cork and based in London but just as likely to be found recording in LA, Cian Ducrot takes a nomadic approach to pop music. Home for this 23-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and classically-trained multi-instrumentalist is wherever he happens to find his laptop and guitar — but no matter where he is. Growing up in a broken home, Cian sought relief in music, listening to his Mum playing everything from Bach to Chopin — often finding that music was a way to escape the trials of abuse, a turbulent family dynamic and more. It’s no surprise that he went on to focus on music in school, joining musicals, drama clubs, mastered different instruments and performing from a young age. Cian will eventually win a full scholarship to study classical flute at the Royal Academy of Music — one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the world. Around the same time, Cian knew that to create original music he would have to teach himself how to produce. And so he did.
A couple of years into his schooling, Cian took a short trip to Los Angeles, CA — a trip that inspired him to pursue his dream of becoming a pop artist instead of a classical flautist. He decided to take a risk leaving his schooling (and the full ride scholarship that came with it) and moved back to Ireland to plan for his new dream. Cian was steadfast in his new writing journey, with money being tight he would often couch surf between London and L.A. The product of these experiences was his debut release; started in college (2020) — a mixtape that chronicles his unconventional road into the music industry. The risk ended up paying off when he was discovered by Darkroom/Interscope Records last Summer; promptly signed him to the label. Capitalizing on his natural talent and years of dedication, the Irish songwriter/producer and artist is at work on a new project and aims to showcase his diverse talents exploring revealing issues of love, loss, masculinity and frustration. Cian wishes to create music that listeners can relate to and find solace in – not unlike how a young Cian once did.