**NEW VIDEO MICK FLANNERY ‘I OWN YOU’**
**AVAILABLE ON VEVO/YOUTUBE NOW**
MICK FLANNERY NEW SINGLE ‘I OWN YOU’ OUT NOW
THE BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘I OWN YOU’ RELEASED OCTOBER 14th
Mick Flannery announces the release of his highly anticipated fifth album ‘I Own You’, released on Universal Music Ireland on October 14th. Available to pre-order now
The album ‘I Own You’ features some of Mick’s finest material to date and is preceded by the first single, the title track ‘I Own You’, which is out now.
Following the release of his #1 album ‘By The Rule’ in 2014, Mick took a short break and began writing again in 2015. Basing himself between the counties of Cork & Clare, Mick was moved & motivated by current events around the world, specifically one tragic event in April 2015 that inspired the title track.
Speaking very directly about the single, Mick states; "The song I Own You" is based on the idea of the "poor man" breaking into the "rich man's" house. It was inspired by wealth inequality in capitalist societies. It was also informed by the Baltimore riots, after the killing of Freddie Gray by police. I hoped the song would portray the anger felt by disenfranchised, powerless people. The video is intended to send the message that the greed of the super-rich must at some stage be reckoned with".
This album is a step away from previous releases, something Mick differentiates between his own albums. ‘50% of this album is more socially aware, containing social commentary stuff, and is ultimately less self-involved than my previous releases. It may also sound slightly different; I was listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar, and for a long time it was just Christian [producer] and I in the studio – him on drums and me warbling – so the beat became more important than any guitar or piano parts, more hip-hop based, the reason it sounds a little bit more modern’
‘I Own You’ is due to be released on October 14th on CD and Vinyl
The video for ‘I Own You’ is available now www.youtube.com/MickFlanneryVEVO
For more information on all upcoming tour dates please visit
Upcoming Irish Dates:
17/09/2016 CRANE LANE THEATRE – IN AID OF ENABLE IRELAND 8:00pm Phoenix Street, Cork
02/10/2016 Cork Folk Festival - Cork Opera House 7:30pm Cork Opera House, Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
08/10/2016 The Spirit Store 8:00pm George's Quay, Dundalk, Ireland
12/10/2016 Roisin Dubh 9:00pm 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
13/10/2016 Dolans Warehouse 8:00pm 4 Dock Road, Limerick, Ireland
14/10/2016 Wexford Spiegeltent Festival 6:15pm Wexford, Ireland
15/10/2016 The Milford Room 9:00pm Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow, Ireland
16/10/2016 The Moat Theatre 8:00pm The Moat Theatre, Naas, Naas, Ireland
21/10/2016 Kavanagh's Portlaoise 9:00pm 28 Main Street, Portlaoise, Ireland
22/10/2016 Olympia Theatre 7:00pm The Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, Ireland
Published on 6th September 2016