Seamus Fogarty teases new album with lead single Johnny K

Mayo songwriter Seamus Fogarty has a new album, A Bag Of Eyes, due out on November 6th – a most welcome return for the artist responsible for one of 2017’s best Irish albums, The Curious Hand. Lead single Johnny K deals with the Irish experience in England told through the story of the title’s protagonist: “his brother died in England building tunnels for the liars and the Cavaliers.”

The accompanying video by Jack Barraclough is well worth a watch.

The idea for Johnny K was inspired by a picture of David Cameron relaxing in his £25,000 garden shed. Seamus was looking to steer away from a video set in an Irish pub, and how much further from an Irish folk singer can you get than an English aristocrat? So Johnny K became Jonathan Kingsley and the rest is history! At first, what you see in the video isn’t really matching up with the lyrics, but as Jonathan Kingsley’s world gets turned upside down, the themes of the song and lyrics start to make a lot more sense with the visuals.

Seamus Fogarty

Music from the west of Ireland