Ireland’s Brendan Murray says “Don’t Take Me for Granted” in latest original song


Two weeks ago he shared his original song “Chances on the Road” and has watched it rack up more than 34,000 Facebook views since then.

And on Monday Ireland’s Eurovision 2017 star Brendan Murray shared another original track, proving there’s a lot more music left in him.

In his latest tune “Don’t Take Me for Granted”, Brendan strums his guitar while offering some tough love to himself and others distracted by their own thoughts.

As he says: “You can never escape your true self and try to hide your life on a shelf, and lock the door and throw away the key. You’ve got to face reality and give up all your fantasies and focus on what you really mean.”

Clarity, he says, can come with a little help from his beloved: “I want you and I need you — alone I feel without you, without you.”

Following Eurovision 2017, where Brendan had to sing a song chosen for him by Louis Walsh, the Irish singer seems thrilled to be publishing his own music.

Writing on Facebook, he punctuated today’s song announcement with a big fat exclamation point — and a pair of blushing smile and heart emojis.

He wrote: “Hi guys, here’s another original of mine, I hope you all like it!”

As with his earlier acoustic release “Chances on the Road”, Brendan filmed his video in The Brogue, which describes itself as “Tuam’s liveliest public house”.

In that video, as in his current one, Brendan wears a white button-up shirt beneath a black leather jacket with quilted detailing. His music flows and the style follows.

Eurovision seems to have lit a fire under Brendan, as he’s shared a steady stream of music since returning home.

Among the songs is a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie”, filmed at a local park (and with a shopping bag in frame), and Oasis’ “Half The World Away”.

But he hasn’t just been singing.

On May 25 he attended the Baywatch premier in Dublin as a special guest of Paramount Pictures.

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