After breaking through as featured vocalist on Lost Frequencies’ hit “Recognise,” Flynn has continued his winning streak with a duo of outstanding singles. First up was “One Of Us,” which highlighted Flynn’s soaring vocals and incredible penmanship. He’s capitalized on the success of that track with the release of “B-Side,” which sees the talent Irish musicians revel in the bright side of a breakup. Pairing vibrant production with lyricism that’s infused with fun and joviality, “B-Side” sees Flynn once again showcases his unique talent.
We caught up with Flynn to discuss teaming up with Lost Frequencies, his upbringing, hopes for the future, and what he hopes to stay true to.
“B-Side” sees you delve into some tough feelings that arise from a painful experience while remaining persistently positive. What’s the story behind the track? Yeah, it’s one of my many break up stories! I’ve not got a great track record ha! One day I’ll find my soul mate, maybe…
How did “Recognise,” your collaboration with Lost Frequencies, come to be? I wrote the song with Amber Van Day, Paul Whalley, and Mark Vallance in London last year. The song got sent over to Lost Frequencies and his team and they loved it, we then finished writing it with them and ended up with something we were all really happy with! it all just happened really naturally!
“One Of Us” is an absolute smash. What was it about that track that made you feel it’d be the perfect track to your first release of the year? I really wanted people to get to know me, where I’m from and what I’m about – The song is about my home and being with friends and family, that resonated with me, even more, when this horrible virus hit.
Who would be your dream artist/producer to collaborate with? Ever since I started making music I always thought it would be cool to collaborate with the Rudimental guys, They had a big influence on me growing up.
How do you think your upbringing and hometown inspired your music? I grew up in a small rural town in Ireland called Mullingar. It’s always been a big music town and everyone is really encouraging – the competition has always been tough too and that definitely drives us all to do our best.
What’s the biggest misconception from friends/family about what you do? Probably that I have loads of money and that I’m going to be massively famous! I mean both of those things wouldn’t be too bad but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here!
When something emotionally impactful happens, do you feel the need to like immediately write about it, or do you typically take your time to process the situation? Not necessarily, I like to let things sink in a bit before I jump to conclusions. If I put something out, especially something personal, what I’m saying has to be accurate.
Finally, as your career progresses, what are the things you hope to stay true to? Just myself really, stay true to myself. I’m a firm believer in just doing you and not feeling the need to change to fit in or impress others.