Cian Ducrot shares the official version of ‘Something I Can’t Afford’, marking a rapid turnaround from writing and recording to virality and release. Listen HERE.

The song’s emotions are laid bare for all to see from its very first lyric, with Cian Ducrot softly singing, “Why are we fighting? You’re all I have, can we just put our troubles to bed and leave it at that?” And the honesty of his words is surely why ‘Something I Can’t Afford’ is striking a chord with fans everywhere. A little conflict with the people we love and spend so much of our time with is only natural… but so too is quickly regretting the argument and realising how pointless it was.

The heightened emotions of ‘Something I Can’t Afford’ are amplified by its sparse arrangement, with little added to the production beyond its lead vocal, acoustic guitar, and layered backing harmonies. The song was entirely written, produced, recorded and mixed by Cian.

The days are now ticking down until he plays his biggest headline show so far, a 20,000 capacity homecoming at St. Anne’s Park, Dublin. Ticket sales are also strong for further outdoor headline gigs in Donegal, Cork, Birmingham and Halifax, while his summer schedule is completed with an array of festivals, including TRNSMT. Cian’s previous touring saw him sell-out almost every show in the UK, Ireland and the US in support of the ‘Victory’ album. His upcoming shows are listed below, please see HERE for tickets.

26th – Port Talbot, In It Together Festival

7th – Dublin, St. Anne’s Park (HEADLINER)
16th – Lincoln, Castle (with Jess Glynne)
21st – Netherlands, Pinkpop
22nd – Donegal, SEA Sessions (HEADLINER)
23rd – Isle of Wight Festival
28th – Cork, Musgrave Park (HEADLINER)
30th – Bedford, Park (with Jess Glynne)

4th-7th – Silverstone, F1 British Grand Prix
6th – Belgium, Rock Werchter
12th – Llangollen, Pavilion
13th – Glasgow, TRSNMT
14th – Finland, Ilosaarirock Festival
26th – Margate, Dreamland (with Jess Glynne)
28th – Suffolk, Latitude Festival

9th – London, South Facing Festival (with Jess Glynne)
24th – Oxfordshire, The Big Feastival
25th – Birmingham, Centenary Square (HEADLINER)
26th – Halifax, Piece Hall (HEADLINER)
30th – Sheffield, Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus

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