Featuring a chorus of six flugelhorns, ‘Summer's Song’was written and produced by Conor O’Brien and mixed by the legendary Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, MGMT). In Conor’s words: “‘Summer's Song’ is the closest I'll ever get to writing a pure pop song. I just had to roll with it and I'm glad I did; it was really just an excuse to make the horns sound like sunbeams. Boy it's fun to play live. I can't quite believe we managed to get the magical touch of Dave Fridmann in on the mix”.
The video - animated by Joe May and illustrated by Patricio Bauzá - is equally drenched with memories of summers past and anticipation of those to come.
Fresh from supporting Mumford & Sons on their recent UK arena tour, Villagers will be playing shows throughout the summer including a sold-out gig at Dublin’s glorious Iveagh Gardens (his biggest ever headline). A European tour including Paradiso, Amsterdam and the Rolling Stone Weekenders in Germany have also been announced for November.
Villagers Live Dates
Fri 12th July – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
Thurs 18th July – Galway Arts Festival, Galway
Fri 19th July – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Sat 20th July – Ballykeeffee Amphitheatre, Kilkenny
Thurs 15th Aug – Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
Fri 16th Aug – Green Man Festival, Abergavenny, Wales
Fri 23rd Aug – Open House Festival, Bangor