Irish Singer Wants His Heartbreak Anthem To Help Gay Men

Conleth Kane in a grey shirt and black snapback who wrote a heartbreak anthem

Irish singer Conleth Kane wants his new song about heartbreak to help gay men


Conleth Kane, former West-End performer and singer, wrote heartbreak anthem ‘The Grass is Greener’ after he had his heart broken by another man.

The Lurgan singer says that the support he received from his fans and friends proved to him that Northern Ireland has moved on from homophobia.

“I cried myself to sleep and I woke up crying,” Kane disclosed.

“But it was the reaction of people at home that moved me. They were so sympathetic because I’d broken up with my boyfriend and it was all very normal.”

“I hope that can help other gay people.”


Smash Hit

The thirty-two year old singer known for his appearance on RTÉ’s reality show ‘Fame The Musical’ is determined that The Grass is Greener will be such a success that he’s poured money into his art to record in Miloco Studios, the same studio where Adele records her hit albums.

“When I recorded the song on my phone and put it on Facebook it got 100,000 hits.

“I threw money into paying for the studio – it was like therapy for me anyway,” Kane said.

“Milo is where Adele records her albums. The day I was in Noel Gallagher was in before me and Florence and the Machine were coming in afterwards.”


Music Video

Working with local horror director George Clark, Kane recorded the music video in St. Peter’s church in Lurgan because he felt like the track sounds like it was recorded in a church.

“When I heard the recording from Miloco the song sounded like it had been recorded in a church and I thought it would be a lovely tribute to my grandmothers to film in St Peter’s in Lurgan.

“I rang to ask for permission and they said it was no problem. I couldn’t believe it. We lined the inside with candles and it looks amazing.”


Different League

The track’s powerful vocals and stripped back production allow listeners to connect with Kane’s emotional pain, while the melancholic melody carry across his sentiment in intensely mesmerising way.

Kane hopes that his single will launch him into a different league saying that he thinks his painful break-up and the process of creating this song will take him “to a new place as an artist.”

“The experience hasn’t put me off men, I’ll just be more cautious in future.”

“I hope this is the last heartbreak song I ever write,” he said.

Check out the Northern Irish singer’s video for the heartbreak anthem ‘The Grass is Greener’ below.



Kane will be performing a one-man show in Belfast’s The Black Box on December 18.

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