Noone's new track charts high

Based in Doha, Qatar, as a musician Philip has toured the world extensively for the past five years supporting the likes of Boyce Avenue and the Dropkick Murphy’s.

A song of hope for anyone struggling in these times of loneliness and uncertainty is how Philip Noone describes his latest studio release, 'Say Anything but a Goodbye'.

Available on all streaming platforms from last week, the upload was accompanied by the launch of the video for the same track filmed by multi-award winning director, Gowna's Padraig Conaty.

“The man was incredible to work with he captured the emotion and brought the song a whole new dimension with his amazing direction and production skills,” says Philip of his time working with Padraig.

Immediately upon release 'Say Anything but a Goodbye' charted near the top, slipping neatly in at number at 2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts only behind Dermot Kennedy.

Based in Doha, Qatar, as a musician Philip has toured the world extensively for the past five years supporting the likes of Boyce Avenue and the Dropkick Murphy’s.

His last single, 'The Ballad of Mickey Mòr', charted equally well in the iTunes charts, in no small part thanks to a timely Twitter plug by Roscommon-born Hollywood star Chris O'Dowd.

Philip also donated proceeds raised from the release of 'The Ballad of Mickey Mòr' to supporting staff and facilities at Cavan General Hospital hit hardest during the worst of the pandemic last year.

Another cover by Philip, this time of 'The Galway Shawl' garnered more than 7 million views and plays across all social media and online music platforms.

Although generally recognised as a traditional Irish artist, Philip's latest release sees him ventured more towards the folk side of music.

The song also has a certain international flair. The violins and cellos for 'Say Anything but a Goodbye' were recorded by Newcastle based 'Severn Duo', with guitars and drums recorded in Kiev and Rome respectively, and vocals recorded, mixed and mastered by Alan Whelan at Solitaire Studio in Ireland.

'The message is simply 'say anything, but please don’t say goodbye',” explains Philip of his reasons for writing the song, noting that its inspiration is the largely unspoken subject “loneliness” which has affected many during this pandemic.

Philip has been singing and playing music since the age of eight, hitting national headlines as a teenage contestant on Ireland's 'You're A Star'.

He is currently recording his debut album in the hope of an Autumn 2021 release.

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