Dermot Kennedy Releases Music Video Showcasing Dublin At A ‘Standstill’

He filmed the music video as lockdown restrictions began to ease back in July.

Dermot Kennedy has released an alternative music video for his hit track Giants.

The music video which was filmed when Dublin was at a “standstill”, shows various landmarks and streets around the capital looking eerily empty as people remained indoors amid the ongoing pandemic.

Explaining the essence of the video, Dermot revealed that he wanted it to capture “the longing I feel for playing music for people, and I want it to take you on a journey back to the way things were when we got to sing together. We will get there again.”

Both videos filmed for Giants follow the theme of running to new beginnings and hoping for change. As Dermot has spent the past few years travelling, the 28-year-old explained that he often feels detached from home and this video was a great way for him to reconnect with his roots.


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The release of this video follows Dermot’s very successful pay-for-view performance at London’s Natural History Museum. Selling over 30,000 tickets and featuring a special performance from Normal People (and Ballyhaunis’) Paul Mescal.

Oh, how we can’t wait for gigs to be back on. We’ll be front and centre, Dermot, that’s for sure!

You can check out both videos for Giants here.