Keelan X unveils Eurovision cover ‘What’s Another Year’

Keelan X has unveiled his synth-pop cover of What’s Another Year. Profoundly affected by fellow countryman Johnny Logan’s 1980 Eurovision Song Contest winning entry for Ireland, Keelan X was inspired to recreate the track in his own image.

Working with London-based pop producer Imad Salhi, Keelan X has honoured the original incarnation of the song, whilst injecting a hazy, shimmering electro-pop veneer. The track is accompanied by a sumptuous cyber-punk/anime inspired animated video charting the journey of a young lad travelling back in time to The Hague, 1980 to meet Johnny Logan just prior to his iconic Eurovision performance.

Keelan X is the project of transient Irish artist, Keelan Cunningham. Having cut his teeth as a musician in bands during the indie music height of the 90s, Keelan has transformed his creative output by tapping into his fascination of synth, electro and pop music.

2022 saw Keelan X at his most prolific with the release of singles ‘These Days’‘Fever’ and ‘The Other Side’. His love of classic 80s synth soundscapes ranging from Moroder to Tears For Fears, combined with a growing admiration for a modern take on the genre developed by the likes of The Weeknd, is laid bare in the woozy sonics Keelan X produces.

The single will kickstart Keelan X’s 2023, which will see him release further singles throughout the year. With a multitude of press support including RTE 2Amazing RadioToday FMThe Vinyl DistrictSynthpoploverHot PressSunday TimesSide-Line Magazine and Electricity Club, Keelan is aiming to continue his rise at both home and abroad.

What’s Another Year is out now.

Connect with Keelan X: