Irish 4-piece The Academic are proud to share ‘My Very Best’, the final single to be lifted from their forthcoming album and EMI debut Sitting Pretty.
On an album which packs storming stadium-ready choruses at every turn, ‘My Very Best’ pushes The Academic’s talent for refinement to the fore; with the percussive snap of 80s pop and the band’s eye for effervescent melodies providing the perfect vehicle for the subtleties of Craig Fitzgerald’s composed delivery.
“My Very Best is a song about coming up short. We wanted to write something that could encapsulate the heavy heartedness and cruelty of feeling like you can’t emotionally provide a relationship with what it needs to survive.” The band continue, “The song explores the inner turmoil and feelings of inadequacy this realisation can bring.”
Photo credit: Ed Cooke
Alongside ‘Sitting Pretty’s’ arrival, the band are excited to share four UK dates for February 2023 + EU dates, including a stop at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire for their biggest headline show outside of Ireland. Tickets are on sale via the band’s website.
Tickets available HERE
10th February – Glasgow, Barrowlands
11th February – Manchester, Albert Hall
23rd February – Birmingham, O2 Institute
24th February – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
27th February – Hamburg, Molotow Musikclub
28th February – Berlin, Pratchwerk
1st March – Munich, Orange House
3rd March – Paris, La Boule Noire
4th March – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
5th March – Brussels, Botanique Witloofbar
6th March – Cologne, Helios 37
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