The young Irishman David Keenan counts Passenger, Glen Hansard or Hozier among his growing legion of followers. “His voice stopped me dead in my tracks,” said Hozier who took David on his tour. In early 2015, the singer-songwriter from Dundalk went viral after a video of him singing was published by a local taxi driver.

David Keenan was scheduled to play his first Prague headline show last year, he was supposed to hit the road promoting his widely acclaimed debut album A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery. He quarantined in Paris instead, and in the meantime he finished his book of poetry and started working on his upcoming album What Then?. It’s an album that turns the poet’s eye that he’d previously focused on the characters and stories around him in on himself. “Am I just a caricature of myself? I was disillusioned with everything, really. And the first port of call for me is to write about it. Write about myself to try to process it.”