Crack in the Road

Lifted from a recently released cassette, this latest track from Dublin’s Participant (Stephen Tiernan) is devastatingly honest.

Next Year finds Tiernan tearing himself apart with self-doubt, with an openness often associated with the likes of Keaton Henson or Elliott Smith, starting out intimately and building to a blossoming, gorgeously layered chorus of sorts. An exclusive track on the aforementioned cassette release, available here, the songwriting at the core of Next Year manages to feel resoundingly current yet timelessly beautiful. Check it out below.