PRODIGIOUS POP RENEGADE
RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘WITHOUT YOU’
ACCOMPANIED BY A STUNNING ACOUSTIC MUSIC VIDEO FILMED AT PECKHAM LIBERAL CLUB
WATCH VIDEO HERE // LISTEN TO SINGLE HERE
6th January – Rising Scottish pop star Christy O’Donnell has today shared his latest single ‘Without You’, out now via Decca Records, accompanied by a stunning acoustic music video. Watch here
The video for ‘Without You’ sees Christy return to Peckham Liberal Club (where the video for previous single ‘In Denial’ was also shot) – but this time, completely stripped back and fully acoustic. Detailing a love lost layered over blissful guitar strums, the track shows off a delicate vulnerability and further emphasises Christy’s astonishing vocal range.
Christy says of the track: “‘Without You’ is the last goodbye to someone. Realising it’s finally done and accepting that you won’t be able to see them again. I was pretty heartbroken when I wrote this song, I recorded the vocal in one take, very intimate and almost in tears and I think that’s what brought a lot of the magic to the song”
Let’s get a flavour of Christy’s story so far: expelled from school when his teachers didn’t believe this dyslexic youngster had written a piece of music so proficient it could be his own work (the school eventually apologised, and he left anyway); at 16 he’d earn hundreds of pounds a day busking in Glasgow, with his party trick of playing note-perfect requests from a few bars off a mobile phone; being cast as the lead in a movie after a random meeting with an acting agent; meeting Rufus Wainwright after a gig in Perth and being invited to tour Europe with him; an online relationship with a famous actress; TikTok fame for trying on a wedding dress; and now, signing a deal with legendary label Decca and forging a path as one of the sounds of 2023.
By taking a chance, having a punt and betting on his own talent with an open mind to the possibilities, Christy is the definition of making your own luck. Or, as he puts it: “I’ve always felt that if you believe something is going to happen, it’ll happen.”
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