Dermot Kennedy press photo
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Dermot Kennedy releases a lovely performance video for his “Innocence and Sadness” single

Dermot Kennedy is an acclaimed singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. Not too long ago, he released a lovely performance video for his “Innocence and Sadness” single.

Dermot Kennedy – “Innocence and Sadness” music video

“It’s impossible for me to express how much this song means to me. I wrote this song on the piano at my parents’ house. ‘Innocence and sadness in the same night’ means I cling to my childlike sense of wonder while learning how to face all the challenges of life. All in search of steady rhythm joy. Reliable and true joy.” – Dermot Kennedy explained

‘Innocence and Sadness’ is a beautiful piano ballad that’s as quiet and delicate as it is huge and powerful. An uplifting tune, it hits listeners straight in the gut as only Dermot Kennedy can. The intimate, raw performance was captured completely live in one take; the session was filmed in a Brooklyn studio in April 2022. Also, the same live audio version was the final song recorded for Dermot’s upcoming sophomore album, entitled, “Sonder.” The project will be available on November 4th via Island Records/Interscope.

Dermot Kennedy performs “Dreamer” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Ahead of the album release, Dermot has been on a whirlwind of non-stop activity. On October 3rd he gave a chill-inducing performance of “Dreamer” from the new album on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. On the same evening, he performed for a sold-out house along with Q&A moderated by Lyndsey Havens from Billboard at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.

Dermot Kennedy busking in Chicago (video)

Dermot has also been surprising fans with his Sonder Street Sessions, an intimate busking tour in cities across North America and Europe, each raising money for a local charity. Thousands have turned out in Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Philly, Mexico City, Paris, and more locations to be announced.

Not too long ago, Dermot announced his biggest-ever UK tour for 2023, culminating in a show at The O2 in London on April 14th. Tickets go on sale October 14th at 9 am BST. All of this comes on the heels of his headline slot at Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival alongside Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, and memorable festival performances in the US including Life is Beautiful and Ohana.

Dermot Kennedy – “Sonder” album

Dermot Kennedy - “Sonder” album cover art
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The forthcoming album is an exciting new chapter for the global star. “Sonder” is summarised as “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own,” a term that has resonated deeply with Kennedy. More highlights from the album include the infectious, “Kiss Me,” and the lead single, “Something to Someone,” which has accumulated over 20 million streams.


Nominated for the “Best International Male” BRIT Award in 2020, Dermot has now amassed nearly four billion streams across various platforms. Also, he has the best-selling debut album in Ireland of this millennium, making him a platinum-selling artist in over 12 countries. His unique ability to unify and heal through his music has been apparent since the inception of his organic and meteoric rise. His poetic, compelling music has resonated with music lovers across the globe, with notables including Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Shawn Mendes all calling themselves fans.

We recommend adding Dermot Kennedy’s “Innocence and Sadness” single to your acoustic pop playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Disclaimer: This post, contains affiliate links, and we may be compensated if you make a purchase through links on our website.

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