Monday 26 June 2023

Gavin Holligan - When Boys Become Men (Richard Earnshaw Remix)

In this vibrant earworm, Gavin Holligan paints a stark picture of his experiences of being the underdog. Gavin is no stranger to thought provoking lyrics, with previous releases like "More Than One", and more recently, "This Hotel Is Closed" and "Same Old Story"- which were both playlisted by Jazz FM and other key tastemaker stations.

This single has been given the remix treatment from soulful house producer Richard Earnshaw (Defected, Reel People, Jocelyn Brown, Roy Ayers), whose stylish production pairs well with Gavin's powerful vocal.

Masterfully blending soulful vocals, jazz coloured instrumentation, and compelling storytelling, this track is sure to add further legitimacy to Gavin's growing reputation as a credible UK talent. The song cleverly nods to his notable history as a former pro footballer, whilst the lyrics tell a poignant tale of defiance and outward bravado. "This track has always been a firm favourite to perform live - audiences absolutely love it! " says Gavin Holligan about his boisterous uptempo piece.

Born and raised in South London, Gavin Holligan's music could easily be described as an ‘authentic mix of soul, jazz and folk', quality music that is sure to stand the test of time. Gavin Holligan is driven to continue captivating audiences with his unique musical prowess. The dynamic singer songwriter is known for bringing sensory, raw, and honest narratives to music, delivering performances that reach every listener, and this track is definitely that in abundance.


Release Date: 7/7/2023