Interview: Eoin Devereux

Eoin Devereux is a young Irish singer-songwriter and musician who is clearly very talented. I recently checked out his latest song, Set My Eyes On You, and loved. it. Hopefully our readers will do too – a stream can be found at the end of this interview.

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a song titled Set My Eyes On You, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the track and where can it be purchased? What does the title refer to?

My new song, Set My Eyes On You, is really just about having a crush on someone and how intense that feeling is, especially when that person does not like you back. I feel like it is such a universal feeling and it doesn’t just apply romantically, but also to friendships and any other relationship – that’s why I decided to release it as a single. You can purchase the song here: https://eo…yes-on-you

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

I honestly think that the pandemic has really helped me improve my songwriting and musical ability. Before the pandemic even happened, I was going through a bit of a tough time so it actually helped me take a step back and figure out who and what I wanted to be in this life.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

I record all of my songs in my room with my mic and guitar plugged into my laptop. I produce through garage band and sometimes I might get an extra person involved by sending it to my local recording studio, this would happen more so for a track I feel can do well on the radio which helps me find more fans.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future? Do you have plans to release an EP or album anytime soon?

I will be releasing an EP soon which will feature a few more singles so that people can get a feel for what that will be like. This will be happening over the next few months so keep an eye out!

What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

My biggest influence is Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. Ever since I was a 10 year old kid, seeing the music video for Radioactive, I have always been a massive fan of their music. The message they have through their songs has always been very powerful to me, especially when you just need that positive voice to pick you up, they have always been that for me.

Recently I have been listening to a lot of fellow Irish acts such as Pillow Queens and Orla Gartland. Also Blink 182 are one of my favourites, I always listen to their new stuff with Matt Skiba, I love them so much.

Where are you based? What is the music scene like in your part of the world? Are you influenced by your surroundings?

I am based in the South East coast of Ireland called County Wexford. The music scene is nothing compared to the big cities but I am grateful for it, nonetheless. I have received great support from local press and venues to play gigs and also open mics. It is very accepting of the arts.

Do you have any tour dates lined up? What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

People should come to my shows and listen to my music if they like a mixture of pop, rock and folk. I feel like we are in a new age where music is no longer defined by a genre like it once was. So if you like good music, then I suppose you should listen.

Any last words for the fans?

I would like to thank everyone for their support, it means a great deal.