Dunedin born singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken’s storytelling journey continues with the release of his stunning new single ’Spanish Steps,’ the third official single from his self-titled album which recently debuted at #14 on the NZ Top 40 albums chart.
Written with Sam Taylor, English folk troubadour from Sheffield in the UK, 'Spanish Steps' is a nostalgic journey through time and captures the essence of what it is to be a child and have dreams about what and who you want to be.
"Sometimes even with the best of intentions things don't always turn out the way you hope," says McMeeken, whose personal and often raw lyrics have captured a wide and constantly growing audience.
The accompanying video for ‘Spanish Steps’, shot by Wade McClelland, captures some of the historic buildings and grand architecture in McMeeken’s hometown of Dunedin as well as a majestic clifftop scene looking out from ‘Lover’s Leap' on the tago Peninsula, showcasing New Zealand’s dramatic landscape.
The stirring visual and accompanying lyrics evoke an antipodean wanderlust: ‘How long does it take to get to Rome, when you’re standing on the other side of the globe, cause even if it takes a lifetime, I swear that I’d still go, when I climb those Spanish Steps I’ll let you know.’
Thoughtful and redolent, ‘Spanish Steps’ is the impressive follow up to ‘#GiveAHome', a charity single for Amnesty International and previous feel-good radio hits ‘That Feeling’ and ‘Which Way Shall We Go’.
Best experienced live, don’t miss the chance to see Ciaran McMeeken perform alongside friend and fellow musician Jasper Hawkins on his upcoming ‘Which Way Shall We Go’ New Zealand Summer Tour -
Jan 5, 2018 The Refinery - Paeroa
Jan 6, 2018 Waihi Beach Hotel - Waihi Beach (Free Entry)
Jan 7, 2018 Lukes Kitchen - Whitianga (Free Entry)
Jan 12, 2018 Old School Arts Centre - Raglan
Jan 14, 2018 Totara St - Mt Maunganui
Jan 18, 2018 The Dome Cinema - Gisborne
Jan 19, 2018 The Common Room - Hastings
Jan 21, 2018 Vine Eatery & Bar - Taupo (Free Entry)
Jan 25, 2018 Nivara Lounge - Hamilton
Jan 27, 2018 Caroline - Wellington
Feb 2, 2018 Mt Eden Village Centre - Auckland
Feb 9, 2018 Dog With Two Tails - Dunedin
Feb 10, 2018 Sherwood - Queenstown
Feb 11, 2018 Village Green - Arrowtown
Feb 15, 2018 Blue Smoke - Christchurch
Feb 25, 2018 The Mussel Inn - Takaka
Limited number of tickets available from -