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Eoin Glackin Releases New Single “Shine Your Light”

The single is a taster from his new album, The Cost of Living, due for release later this year.

Shine Your Light, a fragile yet uplifting blend of folk, country and gospel, is “quite simply about asking for help,” said Glackin.


The song speaks of a person coming to the realisation that they can’t go it alone anymore, as the night becomes “too dark to see.” The ballad eventually builds to a cathartic release of hope and unity as Glackin’s voice becomes bolstered with what he calls “gorgeous folk-choir-harmonies.”


The listener is left with a sense that while there may be no quick-fix to some things, there is always hope out there somewhere if you keep pushing on. “I wrote Shine Your Light with my friend Anna Krantz, a phenomenal writer. It isn’t lost on me that I turned to a friend to help write a song about turning to a friend for help!” he said.


Dublin born Eoin Glackin released his debut album, Not Lost, back in the heady days of 2011. The album, released by Sony Music, brimming with biting social commentary and driving guitars was the first step into the life of music that Glackin inhabits today. The journey he embarked on with Not Lost has been one of non-stop touring, writing, recording and ever-seeking the next idea. In those years since, Glackin has shared stages and toured with legends like Joan Armatrading, Midge Ure, The Darkness, John Spillane, Charlie Parr, Aslan and Robert Cray, among many others.


The new single and album saw Glackin reunite with acclaimed Irish producer and bassist Karl Odlum (Hamsandwich, Mic Christopher, The Frames). The pair worked together on 2018’s Fires of Innocence album. It also saw another reunion between Glackin and Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers, Aslan, Bears Den), who produced his 2011 debut album and its 2013 follow up, Rain Finally Came.


“My old pal Ian Grimble mixed this new album. Being back with him in the same room in London that I made my first record in, was a trip. I was only a puppy when we first sat down together at a mixing desk. I still don’t know what most of the buttons do,” Glackin said.