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article imageInterview with singer-songwriter Kiernan McMullan Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 13, 2013 in Entertainment
Nashville - On July 12, I had the pleasure to chat in-person with singer-songwriter Kiernan McMullan at a popular café in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2008, Kiernan had inked a record deal with a Warner subsidiary. He had moved to America, where he subsequently hitched the length of the East Coast and parts of the Midwest with a hiking bag and a guitar. He had lived in many different places throughout his life, including his own van. “I had done many open mics and I played in such New York venues as The Living Room, Highline Ballroom and Webster Hall,” he said.
His EP “Company,” which came out on April 1, showcases a softer side of his music, as he usually writes songs about mature and controversial topics. “This album is a collection of relationship songs. When I am in between albums I like to try and put out intimate music that doesn’t take years to finish,” he said. “I really liked the song ‘Kickin’ Rocks’ since it was the first time that I was able to work with one of my best friends, Rico Sisney. That song is the introduction to the record and the third track ‘Intermission’ was the single,” he said.
Kiernan noted that he had spent three months in Ireland, recording his upcoming full-length album “Common Sense” and he hopes to have it out for his fans within the next few months. “It’s probably going to be my most social commentary record to this point. It will have less love songs and more serious ones,” he revealed.
Growing up in a family of Australian and Irish parents, he listened to everything from The Roots to Lyle Lovett to Van Morrison; moreover, as a live performer, he has shared the stage with such renowned musical acts as Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran, Dave Mason, Mat Kearney, among many others. “My main influences are folk singer-songwriters, as well as rock and roll artists. I have eclectic influences and can listen to Pavarotti and Tool. I am picky with the music that I like, but I am not picky about genre. I love artists that are original,” he stated.
Kiernan listed British songstress Imogen Heap as his dream female duet choice, as well as R&B veteran artist Aretha Franklin.
Particularly impressive about Kiernan is that in his first studio album, he had his official website printed on the CD’s insert, well before he even actually owned the domain.
For more information on singer-songwriter Kiernan McMullan, visit his official website.
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