Somebody’s Child has announced the details of his self-titled debut album

The news comes alongside a new track, 'We Could Start A War'.

Somebody’s Child, aka Cian Godfrey, has announced the details of his debut album.

The self-titled full-length is set to arrive on 3rd February 2023 via Frenchkiss Records.

Described as having its roots in Cian’s formative years growing up in Dublin, it was recorded at East London’s Hackney Road Studios with the producer Mikko Gordon (The Smile).

Intended to portray an image of a more modern Ireland than the one often portrayed by foreign media, he explains: “We’re not all smoking cigarettes, drinking Guinness around a candle in some pub reading Joyce. We’re a forward thinking group of people who are struggling to afford to live in the place we’re from. This album has been my escape”

The news comes alongside a new track, ‘We Could Start A War’.

“’We Could Start A War’ is a huge track for us,” Cian explains. “The original version was a demo I wrote in 20 minutes or so and Shea produced in our little makeshift studio in Dublin. We spent 50 quid on artwork and just put it out, now it’s our biggest song. This is now the real version, I guess. The timing is also serendipitous because the video is about where it was written, and the juxtaposition between beauty in tradition, and the ugly face of gentrification – of which both are in abundance. Now I’ve moved to London, partly because of the result of this – not being able to afford life in my hometown.”

You can check it out below.

Somebody’s Child hits the road next year for a worldwide tour. The dates read:

January
18 – 21 Eurosonic, Groningen

February
8 Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
9 Foundry Studio, Sheffield
11 Joiners, Southampton
12 Exchange, Bristol
14 Omeara, London
17 Jimmy’s, Liverpool
18 Think Thank, Newcastle
19 King Tut’s, Glasgow
21 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
24 Róisín Dubh, Galway
25 Dolan’s, Limerick

March
1 Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
2 Cyprus Avenue, Cork
3 The Academy, Dublin
4 Spirit Store, Dundalk
8 Le POPUP du Label, Paris
9 Trix Bar, Antwerp
10 Paradiso (Upstairs), Amsterdam
11 Privatclub, Berlin
14-18 SXSW, Austin
22 Mercury Lounge, New York
23 The Middle East (Upstairs), Boston

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