31st August 2020: First play of Ronan Furlong’s new single

Thoroughbred Music is delighted to announce the release of Ronan Furlong’s new single ‘It Came To My Attention’, the first single from the forthcoming album ‘The King of Leaves’ due for release Autumn 2020.

Download the single ‘It Came To My Attention’ FREE here:

This rocker really has it all: a killer riff, excellent vocals, thoughtful lyrics, and plenty of variation within the song to keep any listener on their toes! And oh, it is about the illusion of life (‘the Maya’), enjoy!

Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Furlong displays an approach songwriting that is refreshingly unique and instantly recognisable. Weaving a beguiling tapestry of intricate guitar work, idiosyncratic lyrics and heartfelt vocals, Ronan’s songs are strikingly original, exploring a broad range of philosophical themes in a fresh and contemporary fashion. Ronan is regarded as one of the finest at his craft in Ireland and has received global airplay. Ronan’s last album ‘Diotima’s Ascent’ made the charts in Hotpress in their top 20 albums of 2019 – coming in at Number 19. Ronan has developed a style that is very much his own, shedding fresh light on ancient core themes of the human condition and re-exploring timeless narratives from a contemporary perspective. As a former student of famed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella, he has acquired a reputation as a guitarist of renown and uses his skills to enhance and compliment his songs using subtle lines and clever licks. This highly original artist always produces unique, thoughtful music infused with melody and a style that is entirely his own. In a live setting he always provides an eclectic and energetic show and takes time to explain the underlying meaning of his unique songs to involve his audience in the performance. “Ronan’s last single ‘The Silver Torc’ was chosen by Irish hero MMA fighter Richard Kiely as his signature walkout music. Ronan played the song LIVE, in front of 9,000 people when Richard fought at the 3Arena, Dublin on 27th September 2019, and to a global TV audience.

Industry Quotes:

‘Furlong is an assured & engaging solo performer with an expressive, flexible voice & dextrous guitar playing…helping pioneer a superior form of literate, contemporary song-based music for attentive listeners…His elegant lyrics range over a myriad of subjects… That said, Furlong also delivered accessible, snappy tunes…” Jackie Hayden – Renowned Irish Music Journalist and CBS Marketing Manager (masterminding marketing campaigns for Dylan, Leonard Cohen, ABBA, The Clash & Paul Simon).

“Furlong has a style that is unique and certainly makes him stand out on the contemporary singer-songwriter scene. The fact he is an outstanding guitar player certainly helps but it’s in the songs that the real magic lies”. – Brendan Keane – Storytellers.

‘Exceptional work fusing music, literature, history, philosophy, mesmerising guitar work and a unique voice, the spirit of creativity soars to new heights. Not for Tiny Tim lovers! Pete Feenstra http://getreadytorockradio.com/presenters/pete-feenstra/ European/UK Based Blues Broadcaster of the Year 2020.

I am a huge fan of Ronan Furlong’s music and I am honoured that he allowed me to use his song and play it live for my walkout music. After the opening chords of The Silver Torc hit the song blew the roof off the 3Arena. An absolute belter of a tune’ Richard Kiely: Irish MMA Fighter