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Pop / Rock 10/12/2021

Rising Irish Artist Cian Ducrot Releases Hit Debut EP "Make Believe"

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Irish songwriter, producer and artist Cian Ducrot has released his debut EP titled Make Believe. Composed of eight emotively poignant tunes that spotlights Cian's mastery in songwriting and melody making, Make Believe EP stands to be the young artist's strongest foot forward in his debut year. This was also taken notice by Amazon Music who have included Cian in their 'Artist to Watch in 2022' programming. Each song delves into the deeply emotional renderings of Cian's own past and present, allowing for anthemic ballads like "Make Believe" and "Not Usually Like This" while tracks like "Crocodiles" and "Hello Gorgeous" wrench the heart harder in its reflection. For a full tracklisting, see below and to listen to the EP, click here: https://cianducrot.lnk.to/MakeBelieve.

Speaking about the EP, Cian says: "Making this EP was a very strange but amazing process for me as half of the songs were written before I even knew I was making an EP. It's been years in the making and pulls from so many moments in my life. I have loved discovering new directions and new music and also rediscovering old songs and bringing them to life and, most of all, discovering myself and what matters to me. Most of the EP was made throughout lockdown and the pandemic so it was a lot of days and nights alone and of course on the other side of the planet away from my team at Darkroom & Interscope." — Cian Ducrot

In celebration of the EP's release, Cian has also released a beautiful live visualizer for the EP single "Happier Without Me" — a track he teased on his many live shows across the U.K. and adored by many fans upon its performance.

Make Believe Tracklist - EP by Cian Ducrot:
Crocodiles
Chewing Gum
Not Usually Like This
Make Believe
Know Me Again
Happier Without Me
Hello Gorgeous
Blue

With live shows on the horizon, more than 28 million artist streams to date, his first EP released via Darkroom/ Interscope Records/ Universal Music and a place on Amazon Music's 'Artists To Watch 2022' list, Cian Ducrot continues to grow as an artist ahead of a much anticipated breakout year in 2022.

Raised in Cork and based in London but just as likely to be found recording in LA, Cian Ducrot takes a nomadic approach to pop music. Home for this 24-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and classically-trained multi-instrumentalist is wherever he happens to find his laptop and guitar - but no matter where he is. Growing up in a broken home, Cian sought relief in music, listening to his Mum playing everything from Bach to Chopin - often finding that music was a way to escape the trials of abuse, a turbulent family dynamic and more. It's no surprise that he went on to focus on music in school, joining musicals, drama clubs, mastered different instruments and performing from a young age. Cian will eventually win a full scholarship to study classical flute at the Royal Academy of Music - one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the world. Around the same time, Cian knew that to create original music he would have to teach himself how to produce. And so he did.

A couple of years into his schooling, Cian took a short trip to Los Angeles, CA - a trip that inspired him to pursue his dream of becoming a pop artist instead of a classical flautist. He decided to take a risk leaving his schooling (and the full ride scholarship that came with it) and moved back to Ireland to plan for his new dream. Cian was steadfast in his new writing journey, with money being tight he would often couch surf between London and L.A. The product of these experiences was his debut release; started in college (2020) — a mixtape that chronicles his unconventional road into the music industry. The risk ended up paying off when he was discovered by Darkroom/Interscope Records last Summer; promptly signed him to the label. Capitalizing on his natural talent and years of dedication, the Irish songwriter/producer and artist is at work on a new project and aims to showcase his diverse talents exploring revealing issues of love, loss, masculinity and frustration. Cian wishes to create music that listeners can relate to and find solace in - not unlike how a young Cian once did.






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