49th & Main Debut “Lovin’ You”

49th & Main Debut “Lovin' You.” The track is off the Irish duo's forthcoming mixtape B.O.A.T.S., available June 30th via Counter Records
49th & Main photo by Wolf James

49th & Main, have shared new single “Lovin’ You”, the duo’s track It comes as the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming mixtape B.O.A.T.S -due, available June 30th on Counter Records. The single follows ‘Crash and Burn” and “Icy.” The duo also recently played the closing weekend of legendary London nightclub Printworks, as well as a roadblock show at The Great Escape. The duo consists of producer Ben O’Sullivan and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Paddy King. The pair first met in school and after growing close, they began working on music together during a particularly warm summer, with O’Sullivan dabbling with acoustics and how to record King’s guitar.

Speaking about their new mixtape, 49th & Main said: “B.O.A.T.S, Based on a true story, the story being ours so far. The idea behind the title, is to represent the two of us in an ‘alien’ environment. It encompasses how we’re feeling in this industry at this stage, still wrestling with the idea that we belong here and are meant to feel at home beside other great artists on rosters & festival line ups etc. The record itself is classic 49th & Main, genres all over the place but designed to soundtrack the best times of your life.”

As something that has been an important part of the 49th & Main journey, the band are also urging anyone to donate blood where possible, visit redcrossblood.org for more details.

Once upon a time in Vancouver, B.C. (just off 49th & Main street), O’Sullivan found himself unable to find work; so whilst King and his friends went to work at stores and building sites across the city, he would spend his days producing and writing music for Paddy to jump on when he returned.

It was around this time that O’Sullivan, unbeknownst to him, had developed aplastic anemia. A rare blood disease which prevented his bone marrow from producing enough new blood cells, making him chronically fatigued and prone to infections. After returning home from Canada, came months of tests, scans and anxiety for what was to come.

On New Year’s Day 2020, O’Sullivan was officially diagnosed and began treatment which left him heavily immunocompromised, living between the attic of his family home or a triple-sealed hospital room.

Three months after O’Sullivan began treatment, and on the eve of a worldwide lockdown, 49th & Main introduced themselves to the world with “Party Alone”, in collaboration with former classmate TraviS. Less than a month later, they released their debut project Neon Palm Trees; which jumped between genres effortlessly as the pair blended dual influences without fear of insult. In April 2020, 49th & Main released “Catching Eyes.”

49th & Main have collaborations with Carton, Khakikid, Landis and Chameleon (the latter of whom appeared on the band’s mixtape ‘rodeo doors (COVID TAPES)’ which consists of 5 songs written in 5 days while the pair were in isolation with COVID). The duo recently announced that they have signed with Counter Records, an imprint of Ninja Tune (Thundercat, Kelis and Black Country, New Road).

Pre-order B.O.A.T.S. by 49th & Main HERE


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