'No Recycling'

Joel Harkin is constructing his own world.

Raised in Donegal but currently based in Belfast, his curiously imaginative avant pop smothers you in dreams.

The songwriter's debut album is incoming, and it follows some breathtaking sets at key showcase events such as Output Belfast and Other Voices.

New single 'No Recycling' was released moments ago, and it's a beautiful, continually creative offering.

Bursts of melody twist and turn within the piece, with Joel Harkin patching his indie confessionals to pop lucidity.

A song about inequality, Joel Harkin pokes at the divisions within society. He comments:

"'No Recycling' is about going to visit my da in Spain and thinking about wealth inequality and how the two extremes of it seemed to be present in this small Spanish town. Charley’s video is about landlords being not great and how for the most part they are pretty much all cowboys."

Belfast photographer and videographer Charly Sproule handles the video, and it's endearingly homespun approach matches Joel Harkin's warm songwriting.

Tune in now.

Joel Harkin will release his debut album 'Never Happy' on May 19th.


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