Italy-based Irish singer-songwriter David G Buckley is releasing his third single of the year, “Boomshot”. The sunshine-filled folk-pop anthem features clever storytelling, gorgeous and grounded vocals, and to top it off: real Italian trumpets.
"It was such a bright song – I need to add some shades to this." Buckley says of how he felt writing the song. "It’s a song which I hope people will get stuck in their heads, and enjoy at face value. But if they look deeper, they'll find it's maybe not as pretty as it sounds.” It’s surprising, given that – at first glance - it appears to be the Dublin native's most upbeat release to date. "The musicians I've played the song with say to me, ‘that song... that’s the one that’s still in my head!’” He explains, “It's the most 'pop' song I've ever written."
“Boomshot” was recorded and produced in London and in Blue Music Studios, Rome, and mastered in Cube Studios, Rome. Buckley allowed himself to feel free when writing it, wanting to write a piece which simply feels good.
And it shows. Its smooth and well-considered arrangement, from boisterous guitars, to exceptional live drums, to full on trumpets, brings a warm and adventurous sweetness to the single. The result is the feeling of a sleepy coastal town being hit with a dance party – appropriate, given that Buckley’s single is about the times we need a wake-up call from negativity.
Buckley explains, “It’s about two people. The one in the chorus is being really negative, and the one in the verse is trying to pull them out. They've had enough!"
David G Buckley is a Dublin-born singer-songwriter, with a quickly growing reputation for captivating melodies and a rich pop awareness. Buckley released a well-received debut EP ‘Different Shades of Nothing’ in 2013. He subsequently moved to Italy, for love, and took some time to adjust to new life in Rome.
Now ready to take the next step with his music, he has made a cracking return. “Boomshot” is the third single of his 2021 return. The first was "All Our Yesterdays", followed by "Lift Me" - which received national coverage from RTÉ News, for its heart-wrenching and powerful message on cyberbullying. With coverage in national publications such as RTÉ, as well as on local radio stations like Dublin South FM, David G Buckley is becoming known for his blend of arresting songwriting, unforgettable hooks and intricate lyricism.
David G Buckley’s music is inspired by a range of artists, including R.E.M. and Counting Crows, as well as contemporary artists like Phoenix, Foster the People and Ben Folds.