Craig Cooney

FRESH: ‘Young Forever’ – Craig Cooney

Craig Cooney feels “Young Forever”

Craig Cooney is back with his brand new single, “Young Forever”. Recorded in Windmill Lane Studios by engineer and producer Cormac Kavanagh, it will be his first release since signing with Fluttertone earlier this year. The song is a laid-back, chilled track in which Craig reminisces and reflects on his childhood. With its mellow vibe and catchy chorus, it is sure to strike an emotional chord with listeners and take them on a trip down memory lane.

It’s a track that can be enjoyed driving in your car, unwinding on you own or while enjoying a get-together with friends and family. A wide range of instruments makes it a foot-tapping, head-nodding track. A young choir also features throughout, giving a fuller sound to an already beautiful song.

Craig tells us “Being an adult with children of my own, I find a lot of people lose touch with their former selves and the memories that made us in to the men and women we are today. I wrote ‘Young Forever’ for the people who want to reflect on the best years of their lives, where we were all carefree and truly felt Young Forever, I want people to press play on this song when they want to press pause on life and go on a journey for the three-minute running time”.

Craig is a 26 year old rapper, singer songwriter from Kildare. In 2018, when Craig was having a few drinks he did a five minute freestyle that blew up in a matter of days from being uploaded amassing over 187,000 views worldwide. He decided to set up Craig Cooney Music on Facebook which, since its inception, has gained a loyal fan base of over 5.5k people from all over the world, which continues to grow everyday. When the page was set up he joined forces with Wave Recording Studios and Wilsain Media to add the much needed professional touch and be a part of a strong, supportive team.

Craig takes pride in his music and writes about experiences that hes been through and what he finds relatable. he adds “I’m a very shy person if I don’t know someone, I would describe myself as quite reserved, not really one to tell people how I feel, when I rap I find it easy to let the true me out, the one that isn’t shy and tell people how I feel through my music, its almost like it’s an alter ego of mine”.

For more about Craig, check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!