Ireland’s The Academic Surge Ahead With ‘Anything Could Happen’

The video battles against lockdown isolation...

The Academic have shared seriously addictive new song 'Anything Could Happen'.

The group are already stars in their native Ireland, racking up a No. 1 album and selling out some huge venues.

A new EP is incoming, and it could be the moment that these newcomers break out internationally.

New single 'Anything Could Happen' is online now, a rattling, soaring piece of pop-edged indie with layers of gorgeous synths.

Billed a "rallying cry" it's fuelled by the live energy that has already seen The Academic sell out London's Scala venue on word of mouth alone.

“‘Anything Could Happen’ is a rallying cry to the people in our lives who find themselves stuck in cycles of mundanity and monotony,” says lead singer Craig Fitzgerald. “We hope it inspires people to be kind to themselves and take control of their futures.”

Hope Kemp and Ronan Corrigan directed the visuals, with the spread of coronavirus disrupting their plans.

Turning a negative situation into something positive, they recruited footage from fans and created a kind of DIY salute to the community that exists around The Academic.

“It’s been a strange one with this video,” says Craig Fitzgerald. “We were due to shoot it a few weeks back but with all the movement restrictions in place, everything changed. We had to can our initial idea for the video and come up with something a bit more DIY.”

“The song has really taken on a new meaning so we wanted to create something that brings people a sense of hope in these difficult times. We crowd sourced video footage from people all over the world in lockdown who are doing whatever it takes to keep positive. We thought the idea would be fitting in the current climate.”

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