Irish Singer Songwriter Dotts O’Connor Releases New Single ‘Brushing Off The Rust’ to rave reviews

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Dotts O’Connor is an alternative Irish folk singer/songwriter hailing from Co.Roscommon but resident in Co.Cavan. Dotts first cut his teeth as a member of Choice music nominated band Come On Live Long. He learned his craft at singing sessions where he would carefully listen to the inflections and styles of others. 

Dotts songwriting relies heavily on the creation of what seem like familiar characters to tell unfamiliar stories which is underpinning by intricate guitar fingerpicking and joyful melodies.

Dotts’ last single ‘Coney’ was featured as part of RTE Radio 1’s recommended playlist and was played regularly on The John Creedon Show, Folk On One with Murieann Nic Amhlaoidh and Late Date with Cathal Murray.

Brushing Off The Rust:

BOTR tells the story of two people leaving behind a life of strife and struggle and taking to the road to begin a period of rejuvenation, reflection and wilful disregard. The song sees the protagonist’s leaving ‘it all behind, the longest drive in the dead of night’. The chorus is sang from the point of view of the main characters who tell each other to ‘dream all you can, they are yours alone’. 

“Brushing off the Rust” showcases his talent as a songwriter and singer. The song features heartfelt lyrics and captivating instrumentals that blend together seamlessly, creating a sonic tapestry that is comforting and invigorating – Earmilk

““Brushing off the Rust” by Dotts O’Connor is a refreshing and uplifting anthem that tells the story of two individuals embarking on the road to self-discovery. With its upbeat melodies and soulful vocals, this single captures the essence of leaving behind hardship and embracing new beginnings.” – Illustrate Magazine

The song was recorded live at The Meadow recording studio in Wicklow and features Paul Kenny(Jape, James Vincent McMorrow, Ham Sandwich) on drums, Brian Dillon (Meltybrains, Loah), Ken McCabe(Come On Live Long, Dirty Dreamer)on bass guitar and Liam McCabe(Heroes In Hiding) on saxophone.

“Showing a compelling folk sound with brassy warmness, “Brushing off the rust” is a memorable new single from Irish singer/songwriter Dotts O’Connor”. – Obscure Sound

“Rooted in his personal experiences and musical influences, Dotts’ songs are characterised by intricate guitar fingerpicking and uplifting melodies, offering listeners narratives that strike a chord” – Fame Magazine UK.

On the recording of the song, Dotts says ‘ I wanted to capture the unfeathered joy of the couple as they emerge from hardship and put all sorrow in the rearview mirror so I ensured that we didn’t do too many takes of the song and tried to keep the recording process fresh and immediate without giving too many directions to the musicians.

Here is the official new video for Brushing Off The Rust



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