Home Pop Music Mark Prendergast Of Kodaline Releases New Single And Video For ‘Be Somebody’, From His New Challenge, Man Alive

Mark Prendergast Of Kodaline Releases New Single And Video For ‘Be Somebody’, From His New Challenge, Man Alive

Mark Prendergast Of Kodaline Releases New Single And Video For ‘Be Somebody’, From His New Challenge, Man Alive


As co-founder, guitarist and co-songwriter for Kodaline, Mark Prendergast has achieved over a billion streams, three #1 albums in Eire, two Prime 5 data within the UK and performed reveals all around the world. Now he introduces a brand new aspect to his creativity as he shares ‘Be Somebody’, the debut single from his new solo venture Man Alive. 

‘Be Somebody’ is a young, star-reaching dose of alt-folk which is nearer to the realms of Bon Iver and Phoebe Bridgers than it’s to Kodaline. Mark’s voice is delicate and exact, whispering across the manufacturing like a name from an imaginary good friend earlier than gaining power for its hypnotic hook. But inside the magnificence and spaciousness of the tune, his phrases convey a palpable sense of the inside turmoil that follows the battle that comes with an surprising break-up: “Was it a joke if you stated you’d be mine?”

Mark says, 

“‘Be Somebody’ is a couple of long-distance relationship falling aside, and the way if you’re with any individual, they make you’re feeling like a sure kind of particular person, however then if you finish the connection and also you’re by your self, you at all times turn out to be a very completely different particular person.”

A break-up, adopted by lockdown impressed Mark to put in writing, document and produce a listing of songs from his residence studio.  ‘Be Somebody’ is simply the primary style of extra music to comply with that can see Mark contact upon parts that trace at Tame Impala, Harry Kinds, Coldplay and an entire lot extra.

Mark’s good friend Aisling Bea proved to be a pivotal affect for him to take Man Alive to the broader world. He performed her an early model of ‘Be Somebody’ once they have been in Los Angeles in 2021, and her perception within the venture actually pushed him to make it occur. However all friendships generally want a bit robust love, and that second got here when Aisling satisfied Mark that the identify of his unique artist alter ego – Blood Sort – was “shit and doesn’t match your music.”

Aisling was additionally current when Mark held a wildly over capability social gathering at residence to launch Man Alive. His six-piece band performed (together with Josh McClorey, guitarist for The Strypes, Miles Kane and Declan McKenna), whereas his pals James Vincent McMorrow and Gavin James additionally carried out, with Aisling appearing as MC for the evening.

There’s loads extra to return from Mark and Kodaline sooner or later, however Man Alive’s journey is simply starting. Whereas it provides infinite alternatives, a number of beers, exploring some concepts and writing some good songs is so far as his ambition stretches…for now.

Watch the video for ‘Be Somebody’ under, and discover out extra about Mark and Man Alive and their music, on-line on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Fb.

Man Alive - Be Someone (Official Video)



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