Universal Music
Universal Music Ireland - HomeUniversal Music Ireland - StreamingUniversal Music Ireland - Contact
Universal Music Ireland SearchUniversal Music - Home
Universal Music Ireland - StreamingUniversal Music Ireland - Contact

Dermot Kennedy Better Days

Dermot Kennedy releases his new single Better Days!


Global phenomenon DERMOT KENNEDY today releases his brand new single ‘BETTER DAYS’, his first new solo music since the smash hit single ‘Giants’.

Better Days’ takes a sentiment we’ve all hoped for so much over the past 18 months, with Dermot vocalising the thoughts of people the world over. The track comes with the kind of optimism and hopes Dermot has been so vocal about throughout his career, providing support and solace to so many. Produced by Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo ‘Driver’s Licence’), ‘Better Days’ utilises a female back choir and a chorus hook that is guaranteed to be a live favourite on Dermot’s massive upcoming Irish dates

On the track, Dermot explained “This is a song about patience. It’s about believing in something brighter, and never losing sight of Better Days, no matter how hard things might get. In a time where so many people feel worried and exhausted, I would love for this song to remind even one person that things will improve. As an artist, I feel somewhat responsible to try to make people feel a little better, whether that’s making them think of someone they love, or just taking their mind off their problems for the length of a song. So this is my contribution to hopefully providing some people with a moment’s solace. Better Days will come.”

Now sitting with nearly two and half billion streams globally and over 15million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, Dermot has become an unquestionable global megastar since the release of his number 1 selling debut album ‘Without Fear’ in 2019. Alongside getting nominated for the Best International Male BRIT Award in 2020, he has become the best selling Irish artist of his generation, with his debut album sitting at the #1 spot for a total of 27 weeks and selling over 1.7m copies worldwide. The album is also Ireland’s fastest-selling debut album of the millennium.

The lead track from the album ‘Outnumbered’ is a platinum-selling top 10 single and became one of the longest-running tracks to be playlisted on BBC Radio 1. While single ‘Giants’ peaked at #1 on the Irish Singles Chart and scored Gold status in the UK. Dermot’s most recent single saw him team up with Multi-platinum Italian production trio MEDUZA to release their chart-topping single ‘Paradise’. The song spent over 20 weeks in both the Irish and UK Official Singles Chart, reaching #1 in Ireland and #5 in the UK.

Dermot’s upcoming 2022 Irish tour is his biggest yet. With two nights at Dublin’s St Anne’s Park, Malahide Castle, INEC, and Belfast it’s set to wow audiences across the country. We’ll still always look back fondly on his playing The Olympia here in Dublin.

Over the past 18 months, alongside writing the follow up to ‘Without Fear’, Dermot performed live with Meduza on The Ellen Show, performed a fantastic live show at Natural History Museum in London and recorded a fantastic pre-show performance for U2’s The Virtual Road series on St. Patrick’s Day. He was also awarded Man of the Match at Unicef’s annual Soccer Aid event.


Daily and direct to your inbox