Dublin, County Dublin
Starting his musical journey at age 5 in Paris, Cian Godfrey (AKA Somebody’s Child) took to playing the piano in the family apartment.. Upon moving back to Ireland, Cian gained an interest in songwriting, enabling him to tell his own stories. These narratives often reflect upon difficult mental health experiences, as well as the endearing happenings of a youngster growing up in Dublin.
A groundbreaking voice in the Dublin music scene, Somebody's Child has fast become one of the hottest prospects in Ireland having accumulated millions of streams and significant support from Spotify as well as BBC Radio 1’s (Jack Saunders ‘Next Wave’ artist), Radio X, Amazing Radio (A-list), RTÉ Radio 1 (Recommends), RTÉ 2FM (Rising 2020), and Today FM. With a Late Late Show performance, Kodaline and Kaiser Chiefs support slots, as well as UK festival appearances on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds, the band’s energetic, loose, and organic live performances continue to evolve into a potent and enlivened experience.
New single 'Top Drawer Romance' comes in the wake of his acclaimed debut EP ‘20-Something’, released earlier this year featuring the singles 'We Could Start A War' and 'Hold Me Like You Wanna'. ‘Top Drawer Romance’ is an ode to the prolific guitar driven indie genre of the noughties that influenced many songwriters of Cian’s generation. Brazenly overdriven guitars are paired with a confidently nonchalant vocal delivery. Themes of the precious yet fleeting nature of youthful romance are addressed, with the use of a strong metaphor - an untidy drawer that, despite our best efforts, ends up in a mess time and time again. Full of anthemic hooks, this narrative driven indie rock excursion is a fierce statement of intent and kickstarts an exciting new era for Somebody’s Child.
Speaking about 'Top Drawer Romance', Somebody's Child said: ‘Top Drawer Romance’ is the song that started this project in my bedroom 3 years ago. The Top Drawer reference is a metaphor to that messy relationship everyone goes to at some point in their life, which reminded me of the state of the top drawer of my bedside table in college at the time.”