Fintan’s goal has always been to be as deeply honest as possible — to take what he creates from his most personal feelings, written in the loneliest hours, and make it available for anybody to listen to. When he feels that what he’s made is true to himself, he finds comfort in knowing that whoever hears it will understand who he is. He writes music to connect with as many people as possible, and hopefully be there for them in the moments when music is the only answer.
Fintan started writing songs at 9 and grew up performing countless shows with his brother, sister, and father in a family band, busking on the streets of western Canada all through his teenage years. After years of building that foundation, he started to explore a different kind of musical palette around his songs and break away from the acoustic leanings that he’d grown comfortable with. When he turned 20 last year, he decided that the next chapter of his songwriting should be elevated by modern production and influenced by the pop music he loves, while still staying true to his singer-songwriter roots.
The upcoming EP, ‘Then We Fall’, tells the story of falling into love, growing apart, and ultimately starting the cycle all over again. The music was recorded with producer Hugh Mackie inside of a box truck that was converted into a recording studio (which is exactly as cool as it sounds). Hugh and Fintan spent countless hours in the truck discovering how the songs were meant to sound within their new musical landscape. Their main focus was making sure that nothing got in the way of the emotional message of the songs, so the arrangements were kept as sparse as possible – breathing with space and simplicity.
Each song on this EP takes harkens back to exactly where Fintan was when he wrote it and exactly how he felt at that time – whether overjoyed or heartbroken.
“I hope that you can hear yourself in these songs, and that they reflect your own life back as you listen. If they can make their way into your memories some day, I’ll feel like I did my job.” – Fintan
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