Globally acclaimed singer/songwriter Dermot Kennedy has released his incredible new album ‘SONDER’, out via Island Records/Interscope.
His second album release after the #1 selling platinum debut Without Fear, Sonder builds upon the massive success of that debut by putting together a collection of his most heartfelt, uplifting and unifying songs to date. Singles 'Kiss Me', 'Something To Someone', and 'Better Days', (which has reached Gold status in the UK) have already cemented themselves as highlights in the his live shows with crowds across the globe, alongside early-release album tracks 'Innocence and Sadness', and 'Dreamer'. The phrase “Sonder” is summarised as “the realisation that each random passer-by is living a life as vivid and complex as your own,” a term that resonates deeply with Kennedy and influenced him throughout the making of the album.
In the run up to the release of ‘Sonder’, Dermot has been travelling the world with the ‘Sonder Sessions’ busking tour, hitting the likes of South America, The USA, Asia and Europe, mesmerising tens of thousands of fans with surprise announce, stripped back acoustic performances of new tracks and established favourites. Alongside that he has been performing for fans at a collection of underplay shows around the UK, treating the lucky ticket holders to incredibly intimate performances in the kind of venues he hasn’t played since the start of his career.
Next March Dermot will embark on his biggest ever UK tour to date, starting in Glasgow on March 31st 2023 and travelling across the UK before finishing at The O2 in London on April 14th (full routing below), performing to over 120,000 fans. This announcement of the tour came just after Dermot performed to over 70,000 fans as the Friday headline act at Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival in September, his biggest ever festival headline slot to date.
Nominated for the ‘Best International Male’ BRIT Award in 2020, Dermot has now amassed 5 billion streams across platforms and has the best-selling debut album in Ireland of this millennium, making him a platinum-selling artist in over 12 countries. His unique ability to unify and heal through his music has been apparent since the inception of his organic and meteoric rise. His poetic, compelling music has resonated with music lovers across the globe, with notables including Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Shawn Mendes all calling themselves fans.
Sonder is available now via The Record Hub on White Vinyl, Limited Alternative Artwork Black Vinyl with 2 Bonus Tracks, and Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Vinyl.