BEOGA RELEASES NEW SONG MATTHEW’S DAUGHTER FEATURING DEVIN DAWSON
TRACK WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY BEOGA, ED SHEERAN AND SNOW PATROL’S JOHNNY MCDAID
Toronto, ON – March 15, 2019 – Irish “new wave trad” quintet, Beoga, have returned with new song, Matthew’s Daughter, featuring Devin Dawson. Listen here. The track was written and composed by Beoga, Ed Sheeran, and Snow Patrol’s, Johnny McDaid, and was produced by Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Lykke Li).
In speaking about the song, Beoga says, “Matthew’s Daughter is about being thankful and acknowledging your loved ones and where they come from; it’s something most people can relate to. We are delighted Devin agreed to collaborate with us on this one. His voice lends itself perfectly to this song and we were very careful not to get in the way and over play it. Together, we’ve hopefully created something that people will love.”
Devin Dawson adds, "When I first heard about the opportunity to collaborate with Beoga, I was really intrigued by the chance to expand my horizons and fuse my perspective on music with someone else’s. Matthew’s Daughter is a beautifully honest song that tells a story I think we can all relate to at least at one point in our lives. Plus, how dope is it that in today’s world we have the ability to jam on a song from across the globe? I never would have expected to be singing on an Irish song, but the more I dive in, the more I’m discovering how similar both our genres are. I’m really honored to be a small part of this project coming from Beoga, and I can’t wait for y’all to hear it."
Beoga, which is Irish for lively, is comprised of bodhrán player and unofficial spokesman, Eamon Murray, Séan Óg Graham (guitar / accordion), Damian McKee (accordion), Liam Bradley (piano / keys), and Niamh Dunne (vocals / fiddles).
In 2017, Beoga collaborated on two songs on Ed Sheeran’s global hit album, ÷. After the album shot to the top of the charts all over the globe, those two tracks – Galway Girl and Nancy Mulligan – accumulated over 687 million streams on Spotify. Suddenly, Beoga landed their first chart-topping hit in Ireland with Galway Girl, a guest slot during Sheeran’s Glastonbury headline set, and a debut appearance on Top of the Pops.
After five albums as Beoga, their work with Ed Sheeran, and writing with Foy Vance and Snow Patrol’s, Johnny McDaid, the quintet have refined their focus to finding the precise intersection between trad music and contemporary pop. Beoga recently signed to Columbia Records and are working on new music that does just that.
About Devin Dawson:
Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville breakout, Devin Dawson, co-wrote every track on his outstanding debut album, Dark Horse, which exploded out of the gate in 2018, arriving Top 3 and Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Charts. Produced by Jay Joyce, it features his current single, Dark Horse, alongside the Platinum-certified hit, All On Me. Dawson has been honored with multiple award nominations including ACM’s, New Male Artist award, CMT Music’s, Breakthrough Video of the Year award and Radio Disney Music’s, Best New Country Artist, recently winning MusicRow’s, Breakthrough Artist-Writer award. The Nor-Cal native has made numerous national TV appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ELLEN, TODAY and twice on Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has received overwhelming critical praise from outlets such as Billboard, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, People, ELLE, The Tennessean, AXS, HITS and more. Dawson has toured with Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Brett Eldredge and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and recently wrapped his very first headlining, Stray Off Course, tour.