FINNEAS CELEBRATES THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF DEBUT ALBUM OPTIMIST WITH SPECIAL DELUXE VERSION – OUT TODAY
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FEATURES 4 LIVE TRACKSRECORDED AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS IN LONDON
"THE KIDS ARE ALL DYING (LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS)" VIDEO - OUT NOW
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‘THE KIDS ARE ALL DYING (LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS)’
14 OCTOBER 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Academy and GRAMMY® Award-winning artist FINNEAS celebrates the one-year anniversary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Optimist, with a very special deluxe version, out today.
Listen to Optimist (Deluxe) HERE.
The deluxe album includes all 13-tracks that appeared on the original album (written and produced entirely by FINNEAS), including "A Concert Six Months From Now," "The 90s’ and ‘What They’ll Say About Us," alongside 4 brand-new versions of album tracks, "The Kids Are All Dying," "Only A Lifetime," "Love Is Pain," and a new cover of The Beatles’ classic "The Fool On The Hill"—all recorded that were live at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.
Joining FINNEAS in celebration is Earth/Percent, a charity providing a simple way for the music industry to support the most impactful organizations addressing the climate emergency. Both FINNEAS & Interscope Records will be donating to Earth/Percent in recognition of their work towards addressing climate change. To find out how you can support the organization, please visit: https://earthpercent.org/get-involved/
Arriving alongside the deluxe album is a live video performance of "The Kids Are All Dying," filmed live at Abbey Road Studios. Watch HERE.
In other news, FINNEAS was honored by TIME Magazine as part of their annual TIME100 Next list for 2022, recognizing 100 rising stars from across industries and the world. Earlier this year, he released two brand-new tracks, ‘Naked’ and most recently "Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa," featuring an official music video directed by longtime partner, actress Claudia Sulewski. Watch HERE. And Continuing to expand his cinematic horizons, FINNEAS composed the original score for the new comedy thriller Vengeance, which marked the directorial debut of B.J. Novak (The Office, The Premise). He had previously scored the music for the drama The Fallout, which premiered earlier this year on HBO Max. Vengeance is available to stream now on Peacock.
Last fall, FINNEAS received nominations across all four major categories for the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards®,including Best New Artist as well as Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year for his work on Billie Eilish’s album Happier Than Ever. In January, he won an Academy Award for his work on the James Bond song‘No Time To Die.’ You can see FINNEAS, along with his sister speaking about the song in Mat Whitecross’ new documentary, ‘The Sound of 007,’ out now on Amazon PrimeVideo.
Optimist (Deluxe) is out everywhere now.
Watch "The Kids Are All Dying (Live From Abbey Road Studios)" HERE.
- A Concert Six Months From Now
- The Kids Are All Dying
- Happy Now
- Only A Lifetime
- The 90s
- Love Is Pain
- Peaches Etude
- Hurt Locker
- Someone Else’s Star
- Around My Neck
- What They’ll Say About Us
- How It Ends
- The Kids Are All Dying (Live from Abbey Road Studios)
- Only A Lifetime (Live from Abbey Road Studios)
- Love Is Pain (Live from Abbey Road Studios)
- The Fool On The Hill (Live from Abbey Road Studios)
“Pop’s prolific prince of production. “ - L’Officiel USA
“Emotionally unfiltered, confessional.” - The New York Times
“FINNEAS has delivered a lyrical feast, with sobering yet hopeful vocals and thoughtful writing, all while delivering a unique production that is coherent yet bold.” - The Observer
“FINNEAS has shaped some of the past decade’s most memorable pop music.” -Pitchfork
“The gifted singer-songwriter is ready to make his own statement.” - Rolling Stone
“O’Connell arrives on his own, and, for 43 minutes of pure pop bliss, entertains single-handedly.” - Under The Radar Magazine
“FINNEAS proves that his solo aesthetic is an adventurous and catchy one.” - VARIETY