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Listen to Ciaran Lavery’s new single ‘Return To Form’

Listen to Ciaran Lavery’s new single ‘Return To Form’


Antrim singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery has announced a second album Let Bad In to be released on May 27th.

The album promises that the largely acoustic-based musician will take influences from Americana and hip-hop but on first single ‘Return To Form’ its the Lavery we know well coming through:

Let Bad In‘s inception was inspired by home video footage of Ciaran at age seven and addresses childhood innocence and naivety.

“I was watching myself being so carefree, just doing things because I felt like it. I didn’t react to anything, I just did”, says Lavery. “It made me think about how much I can’t relate to that person anymore, as an older version of myself – I’m scarred by experience & previous life choices that have altered all my decisions for better or worse. No matter how much I try, I will never be that 7-year-old version of myself, I will never have that wide eyed innocence.”

“I have written 10 songs based all around that nostalgic innocence of youth & now, older, how I look at things, what things I face in the future. It’s a very personal album” he tells us. “How I felt about certain things at a certain age or point in my life, others reflective as an older version of myself looking back then forward. I felt it important to lace audio from the family trip throughout the album: it represents the who that I was. You can hear different members of my family, myself and even a scene of my brother and cousin showing off their tattoos for the camera. It’s all 100 % genuine.”

Photo: Kathrin-Baumbach / llustration: Glen-Kennedy


  1. Sonoma
  2. Okkervil River
  3. The Show
  4. Return To Form
  5. Tell Them All
  6. Let Bad In
  7. Blood Red Fist
  8. Wilder
  9. Failing Light
  10. Train

Live shows:

8th March The Social (Huw Stephens Presents), London
15th–19th March Austin TX, SXSW
6th May Belfast, St George’s Church
14th May Dublin, Freemasons Hall
23rd May Brussels, Huize 23 AB
24th May Hamburg, Prinzenbar
25th May Berlin, Badehause Szimpla
26th May Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
27th May London, St Pancras Old Church

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