- Words Isabelle Cassidy
Irish pop star Flynn chats reconnecting with his Irish roots, finding positivity in hard times, and the nature of creative inspiration.
Mullingar star Flynn began his musical career with a move to the UK and one month’s rent in his pocket. For many, that’d be a recipe for disaster, but Flynn’s hard graft and raw talent has turned those humble beginnings into an exciting and highly praised career.
Beginning with contributing to the global hit song by The Lost Frequencies, “Recognise”, Flynn has made his way as a pop artist balancing sunny optimism with a keen understanding of life’s hardships and the unrealism of blindly assuming everything will work out, such as on his debut EP ‘One of Us’.
He’s pushing things forwards once more with his first release of 2022, “Elephant”, where his balancing of therapeutic honesty and catchy rhythms has become more intricate than ever – a song where the lyrics and the tune exist in an intriguing, fruitful conflict.
There’s plenty more to come from Flynn, so we sat down with him to chat about his humble beginnings, his favourite creative spaces and balancing the rough with the diamonds.
What brought you to collaborate with The Lost Frequencies?
What was it like moving to the UK to try and make it as a musician?
How do you balance positivity with an acknowledgement of the world’s difficulties?
Why did it feel important to tackle your own mental health in your music?
How did reconnecting with your roots in Ireland inspire you to create?
What are you looking forward to most about playing live for the first time?
What kind of spaces feel most comfortable for you to create in?
How do you try and find inspiration to create?
What are you manifesting for the rest of 2022?