Originating from rural Ireland, Seán Finn is a multi-instrumental songwriter, grounded in pop and jazz. With a few years of songwriting under his belt, Seán’s homespun style provides a warm and inviting soundscape for his listeners. Taking his cues from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Frank Ocean, and from The Beatles to Mac DeMarco, Seán is working together with sound engineer Jack Roulston on a project titled ‘Pencil In Regret.’ The project comprises 11 songs that were written before and during the pandemic.
The second of three singles to be released from his upcoming project ‘Pencil In Regret,’ Old & Grey will hook you in from the first listen. It’s a vibrant, quirky song with bright guitar arrangements and a lively rhythm that’s bound to put a smile on your face. This playful melody is overlaid by light-hearted lyrics that offer some genuine words of wisdom. Speaking about the song Sean said: “Growing up I always got the impression that the younger generation is supposed to be flexible, the people that roll with the punches as it were, and that much of your younger life is made up of jumping through hoops, making the best out of situations with the hope of landing on your feet. However, I soon realised that people can become cynical at any age. This song should act as a reminder that if you want something in life, you are likely the only person that can make it happen, the motto being ‘Give it a shot, I bet you’ll be alright.’”
An artist who deserves a lot more attention than he is given, Seán Finn has produced a brilliantly breezy single that is a great reminder to make the most of your life before it’s too late. Check out the new video for Old & Grey below!