Every week, Entertainment South Wales regular feature – My Music DNA will shine a light on musicians, singers and people connected with the music industry and discover the songs that have inspired them on their musical journey.
Alt-Pop singer Flynn’s recent solo track One Of Us ignited his solo singing career and now he makes a return with his follow-up – B Side. Signed to Jive Germany / Sony, the early stages of Flynn’s career involved making sacrifices and hard work. It took him from Mullingar in County Westmeath, Ireland to a spell working restaurants shifts and busking in Bristol, which was interspersed with writing sessions in London.
An early breakthrough came when a song he entered in a contest went viral, before coming to wider attention with the independently released tracks ‘Peace of Mind’, ‘Red Light’ and ‘My Gold’.
Flynn discusses the music that has influenced his life with Andy Howells.
What was the first song that made an impact on you?
Probably Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers, I still feel something when I listen to that record
What was the first single /download you bought?
Hmmm I think it was ‘’Butterfly’’ by Crazy Town!
What was the first album you owned?
The Marshall Mathers LP 2. My uncle gave it to me one Christmas back in Ireland and I couldn’t stop listening to it!
What’s your constant go to track?
Right now, its Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
What’s your constant go to album?
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Who’s your latest music discovery?
Holly Humberstone – love her whole vibe, she’s great
What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?
My Gold. That song has always been very special to me