Craig Cooney talks all things love in new single 'Realise'

Kickstarting the new year with style, Dublin’s rising rap artist Craig Cooney shares a new single about unconditional love and eulogy for his five year old daughter “She Doesn’t Realise”. Ushering us into a melodic rap soundscape filled with buttery vocals and thought-provoking lyricism, the Dublin native takes his sound to new heights on the single produced by Chris Kabs (featured on FIFA 20 soundtrack and Normal People tv series). The single encapsulates the struggles some women face with insecurity and self-love.

Never too shy to talk about touchy subjects like mental health, emotional struggles, self-belief, and issues that face the country. Paying homage to all the ladies in his life, Craig Cooney explains “The song is about a girl who doesn’t see her full potential. She feels insecure and doesn’t realise she is deeply loved. I know many women face this issue daily around the world. The original idea sprung from wanting to write a song for my 5-year-old daughter. I want her to realise that she really motivates me to do my best and that I will always be with her on my life journey supporting her and reminding her that she is amazing.”

As one of Ireland’s most promising upcoming artists, Craig Cooney is known for his unique storytelling, heartfelt lyrics, and impressive flow. With each release he has innovated his sound and pushed creative boundaries, playing headline shows in major venues across the country. Having released multiple singles and collaborations such as ‘Careful’ & ‘ Better Than This’ that have received press acclaim and national airplay, Craig continues to build his underground community founding a cypher series featuring local artists. In recent months, he’s co-directed and soundtracked “Vultures,” an award-winning short film highlighting the reality of knife violence in Ireland. 

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