Mick Flannery is an Irish singer-songwriter. His debut album Evening Train resulted from his time spent studying music and management at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork. It featured tracks which had previously won Flannery two categories at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, as judged by his idol, Tom Waits.
Following the release of his #1 album By The Rule in 2014, Mick Flannery took a short break and began writing again in 2015. His latest album I Own You features some of Mick’s finest material to date. Basing himself between the counties of Cork & Clare, Mick was moved and motivated by current events around the world, specifically one tragic event in April 2015 that inspired the title track.
Speaking very directly, Mick states; "The song ‘I Own You’ is based on the idea of the "poor man" breaking into the "rich man's" house. It was inspired by wealth inequality in capitalist societies. It was also informed by the Baltimore riots, after the killing of Freddie Gray by police. I hoped the song would portray the anger felt by disenfranchised, powerless people. The video is intended to send the message that the greed of the super-rich must at some stage be reckoned with".
“I Own You is arguably his most impressive record yet.” – The Irish Examiner
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