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Nealo announces debut album All The Leaves Are Falling & socially-distant Dublin show

Nealo announces debut album All The Leaves Are Falling & socially-distant Dublin show

Dublin rapper Nealo has announced that his debut album debut album All The Leaves Are Falling will be released on Friday 30th October.

There’s also a socially-distanced show at The Workman’s Club, Dublin on Friday, 6th November at 9pm to go to as well. Tickets €15.50 plus fees.

All The Leaves Are Falling features 10 tracks including ‘Angel On My Shoulder’ and ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’.

Nealo says:


All The Leaves Are Falling is an album about loss. Not just about a loss of life, although that is a theme that is visited throughout this record. I wanted to write about leaving. About leaving Ireland, about leaving a relationship, and ultimately about leaving this earth. These are themes which are often looked at in a negative light. But these are things that every single one of us has gone through. Emigration, breakups, and the death of loved ones have all been an integral part of Ireland, and of the wider world for generations.

A full statement on the album is below.


All The Leaves Are Falling is an album about loss. Not just about a loss of life, although that is a theme that is visited throughout this record. I wanted to write about leaving. About leaving Ireland, about leaving a relationship, and ultimately about leaving this earth. These are themes which are often looked at in a negative light. But these are things that every single one of us has gone through. Emigration, breakups, and the death of loved ones have all been an integral part of Ireland, and of the wider world for generations.

‘All The Leaves Are Falling’ does not tell a distinct narrative story from one point to another, but rather dips in and out of points in my life where I have dealt with the idea of leaving or with a particular loss. When I was 21 I dropped everything and moved to Canada on my own. I formed relationships and friendships there that I still carry back in Ireland over a decade later. I was just a kid. I also experienced the death of close friends on a few occasions.

When we experience loss, a part of us leaves with it. We shed an old part of ourselves and from that old shell, a newer and stronger person emerges. This is the cyclical nature of life. At the end of the summer, when the barbecues and the festivals are over, the leaves are painted with an orange brown, and they fall off the tree and die. This leads us into winter. The coldest and hardest month of the year. But at the end of every single winter, the bulbs begin to emerge, the birds begin to sing their song, and the buds return to the trees. Loss, death and rebirth.

I was born on the first day of spring. From an early age I knew that I felt things deeply. I took losses harder than others, and carried them with me. I thought about losing people from very young. I didn’t have a morbid fascination or anything, but more so a hyper emotional reaction to everything around me. The music I listened to was always a little sadder, or a little angrier. I always carried a little too much emotion into every relationship, for better and worse. ‘All The Leaves Are Falling’ is my way of channeling as much of my emotions as I can into a piece of music. This is my journey through the seasons of life in the form of ten tracks.


The artwork feature photography by George Voronov, with graphic design work by Shane McAuley.

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