Belfast singer-songwriter Owen Denvir has just dropped his latest single Jackhammer.
The new track is a comforting acoustic journey, where Owen’s vocals take centre-stage, making for a masterfully meditative tale of pain, solace, redemption and hope.
Jackhammer showcases Owen’s talent for writing blissful pop songs taken from the everyday, such as breaking up and picking up the pieces by getting yourself back out there. You can detect a sense of honesty and truth within the lyrics, offering up personal, relatable experiences within subtle expressions and phrases.
There are hints of Ed Sheeran, or perhaps an upbeat Damien Rice, to his melodies and songwriting style, which gives the track a more mainstream pop feel. But don’t misinterpret that as criticism – far from it. Owen puts a superb spin on a familiar genre, creating an addictive and soothing acoustic ballad that completely deserves of all the attention it receives.
Owen trained as an orchestral viola player and has been influenced by both classical and popular music, from Bon Iver to Bach. This classical training is apparent in the seamless instrumentation, composition and arrangement of his music.
Jackhammer is available now and was released alongside a bonus track Green Light which you can check out below.