Ciaran Lavery is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Aghagallon, a small village in northern Ireland, with a knack for poetic, heart-stopping lyrics. Lavery earned the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his 2016 album Let Bad In and has accumulated over 80 million streams on Spotify during his five-year solo career. He recorded his new album, Sweet Decay, at Camden Studios in Dublin. The songs are full of questions, but don’t often offer many answers. You can hear a man struggling with personal growth on this record. “I acknowledge the darkness inside of me, one that has the potential to let people down and make the wrong decisions,” he says. With Sweet Decay, Lavery will be heading out on his biggest tour to date across Europe, the UK, US, Ireland, and Canada.