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FĒNIX is the brainchild of Carlow multi-instrumentalist Darragh O’Connor. With influences ranging from the iconic sounds of the 80s to contemporary Synthwave, FĒNIX crafts a unique blend of "big beats and sexy synths" that define his signature melody-driven alt-pop.

Embarking on his musical journey, FĒNIX made a bold statement with the release of his debut single 'Alive,' symbolizing a personal rebirth and the courage to share his own musical narrative. The name FĒNIX (phoenix) encapsulates the spirit of obtaining new life by rising from the ashes of a former self.

Following the success of 'Alive,' FĒNIX unveiled 'By Your Side,' showcasing his penchant for up-tempo ballads. The track, originally an acoustic gem, delivers a heartfelt message to his wife, reflecting on the strength found in unity during life's challenges.

FĒNIX's third single, 'Drifting,' delves into the poignant narrative of a relationship breakdown, exploring the complexities of realization and acceptance.

FĒNIX's most recent EP, titled 'Bennu,' draws inspiration from the ancient Egyptian deity symbolizing rebirth and creation. Taking five previously released songs from both FĒNIX and Exiles projects, he embarked on a creative journey to reimagine and infuse them with a fresh vitality. The EP is not just a musical endeavor; it encapsulates the spirit of rejuvenation, mirroring the cyclical nature of life, music, and the eternal pursuit of creative expression. The image the iconic lime kiln tower at the former sugar factory site in Carlow serves as the EP's artwork, standing as a powerful symbol, reflecting both the past prosperity that once flourished and the enduring hope for its renaissance.

As FĒNIX continues to captivate audiences with his evocative soundscapes, listeners can look forward to future projects that promise to push the boundaries of his sonic exploration as he leaves an indelible mark on the music scene.

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