Following a great year in 2022 which saw Curtis’s streaming numbers exceed 15M across all platforms, significant Irish / Northern Irish airplay also continued to develop on stations such as iRadio and RTE 2fm, as well as playlisting support on Spin 1038, Spin Southwest, Red FM, and FM104. Curtis also featured on the UK’s BBC Introducing, BBC Ulster’s Across The Line, and Q Radio in Northern Ireland and is now looking to continue his upward trend with a new EP currently being recorded which is set for release summer 2023.
Since his early childhood, Curtis Walsh has been immersed in music and after finishing school, was more than ready to hurl himself into the music industry, releasing his debut single ‘Full Recovery’ just one month later. The track itself reflected the world in which he had grown up.
Written when he was fifteen about one of his close friends, it became an emotionally wrought offering that earned him more than one million streams on Spotify in the first week and praise from the likes of Clash Magazine and numerous other tastemakers worldwide. From there, he released his debut EP ‘Breathe’ in May 2019, which has now garnered more than 15 million streams to date.
Throughout 2022, Curtis decided to take the opportunity to to focus more on his own style and sound. Swapping personal stories for more existential questions about life and its meanings, he felt this time served as a positive opportunity for self-reflection and a chance for him to explore new ideas and avenues. Increasingly drawing creative inspiration from a genre-wide array of artists such as Bon Iver to Jon Hopkins, Curtis continues to expand and mature his approach to song-writing and production which is evident in his upcoming material, recorded with Tommy Mc Laughlin at Attica Studios in Ireland, and Neil Comber in the UK. These songs will be released summer & autumn 2023.
And while 2022 has shifted his focus on the artist he wants to be, his drive and ambition remains relentlessly unchanged. Curtis Walsh is looking to become even more adventurous and prolific in the coming years, with a more reassured feel as to who he is and wants to be as an artist.