Flynn is firmly on the rise. From the soulful balladeering of ‘My Gold’ to the tropical house Lost Frequencies collab ‘Recognise’, Flynn’s blissful voice is winning new converts with every style he embraces. Having amassed 40 million streams and played the likes of Tomorrowland and Parookaville, he now returns with his fresh new solo track ‘One Of Us’.
Although Flynn’s skyscraper vocal has always stood out, ‘One Of Us’ is a huge leap forward. Produced by Toby Scott with additional production from Blair MacKichan; their credits include Cashmere Cat, Sody, Sia, Paloma Faith and more, the alt-pop anthem employs high drama and dynamite drops to make a resolutely personal experience into a song with global potential. Along with Flynn’s lyrics always touching a nerve on things we all relate to; this track’s sound unites the compelling emotions with equally engaging sonics. It’s a song that celebrates belonging: the power of being part of a family, friendship and community.
Flynn commented, “I moved away from home to find myself, but in doing so, I kind of lost myself for a while. Eventually, I realised the value of being around friends and family, and that being back at home was what I needed to reset my peace of mind and get me back on track. Now I look forward to travelling, but I’m not running away from home or myself. I feel good about following my dreams and I’m lucky to have my friends and family supporting me from home.”
The ‘One Of Us’ video further expresses that concept. Shot in various locations in Dublin ranging from the striking Poolbeg Lighthouse to more rootsy parts of the city, it finds Flynn reconnecting with some old friends.
Hailing from the small Irish town of Mullingar, Flynn moved to Bristol to study music and struggled to make ends meet. Although he soon quit college, he set himself a goal: a year of grinding away would be more than worthwhile if his songs could reach an audience. And so he’d spend a day busking then working a shift in a restaurant before sleeping on a friend’s couch. He’d also travel for writing sessions in London, adding to a challenging if also inspiring time in his life.
An early breakthrough came when a song he entered in a contest back home in Ireland went viral. He first came to wider attention with the independently released tracks ‘Peace of Mind’, ‘Red Light’ and ‘My Gold’ before making a bigger splash alongside Lost Frequencies.
Having since signed a deal with Jive Records / Sony, Flynn has what it takes to make an impact. When it comes to love, he knows the highs as much as he knows the pains, from falling head over heels to feeling you barely know the person you’re with. He isn’t afraid to open up about his insecurities and his powerful words will be a comfort to anyone who’s going through the same. He’s headstrong and fearless, but he’s vulnerable, candid and unguarded too. He’s Flynn.