Cork trio True Tides have released their new single, Beating Heart. We asked singer Cian the BIG questions . . .

The three brothers have had a busy few years, including an RTÉ Choice Music Prize nomination for Song of the Year and Cian joining forces with Kodaline's Steve Garrigan to write songs for Westlife's latest album, alongside Ed Sheeran.

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They also co-wrote the new single for Norwegian DJ Matoma and collaborated with The Coronas. The three brothers were invited to sing alongside Sinéad O Connor on The Cranberries covers album Salvation and attended JJ Abrams' Oscar Wilde party in LA as part of this year's Oscars week.

Speaking about Beating Heart, Cian says; "I often struggle with my OCD and can get lost in my obsessions, be that music making or my own thoughts which can be very isolating.

"For me this song is an ode to those people that remind me of what really matters; human connection."

True Tides support Kodaline on 17 June at Malahide Castle, Dublin and play the Main Stage at Sea Sessions, Bundoran on June 18.

Tell us three things about yourself?

I am the lead singer of a band True Tides with my two brothers, Conor and Eoghan. I play sax (listen out for the solo on Strive by the Coronas that I co-write with Danny!). I co-wrote two songs on the latest Westlife album, End of Time and Always with Me.

How would you describe your music?

80s infused energetic pop bangers.

Who are your musical inspirations?

Prince, The Police, The 1975.

What was the first gig you ever went to and the first record you ever bought/downloaded?

My first gig was Biffy Clyro in Cork City. First record I bought was Jeff Buckley’s Grace (I’m still obsessed).

What’s your favourite song right now?

Harry Styles - As It Was.

Favourite lyric of all time?

'We can be heroes, just for one day’ - Heroes by David Bowie.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Talking Heads - Naïve Melody.

Where can people find your music/more information?

Our website and all our social media are @truetidesband.