New Music Tuesday: Ciaran Lavery – When I Come Around [Cover]

Let me begin today’s New Music Tuesday segment by saying that the artist showcased here today, Ciaran Lavery, is a true modern treasure. I have been a fan of this Irish singer/songwriter since I discovered his track “Left For America” on Spotify a couple of years ago. Since then, I have manage to indulge in just about everything is has recorded, and I will say that he is one of the best out there right now. And today we have something very special to share with you fine folks.

“When I Come Around” has always been my favorite track from Green Day’s seminal classic album Dookie, and easily my favorite Green Day track in general. This was a pivotal track for me in my life when I first heard it as a youngster with early developmental teenage angst. I think I was 10 years old when I first heard it, but I was developing my distaste for society very early. It is an all around perfect song, to say the least. And now the delightful Ciaran Lavery has brought us a new take on this 23 year old classic jam.

Lavery brings his brilliant brand of soft storytelling to one of the greatest pop-punk songs of all time. I love a good cover, especially when it is done with a great amount of originality. When an artist can manage to put their own spin on an already wonderful track, it is indeed something very special. And Ciaran’s take on “When I Come Around” may very well be one of the best covers I have ever heard. I would be will to put it up against Lotte Kestner’s “Halo” or Naama Hillman’s “Ring of Fire” in a hypothetical competition and I believe it would easily be the victor amongst giants.

Seriously folks, you are really going to love this one. I simply can not recommend it enough.

Check out Ciaran Lavery’s brilliant cover of “When I Come Around”, right here:

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