One of the greatest reasons to do a little music blog like this and get pitched brand new artists is that you get to hear the really young ‘uns just out of the gate. At the risk of embarrassing Dublin-based Fabian Molloy, who goes by the name of First Pope, this Irish singer-songwriter shows real promise in his vulnerable and emotional songwriting and acoustic guitar playing, not to mention the fact that he has a naturally gifted voice.
First Pope is so new, in fact, that there are only a few songs available — that last one, his own composition “In The Dark” and this Miike Snow cover, “Animal.” They’re courtesy of Canvas Sounds and their ‘On a Whim’ series. He has been writing his brand of alt-folk music for four years, and is currently working with producer Adam Lyons (producer and co-founder of Canvas Sounds) on new material. Keep an eye out!