Today’s Song: Peco’s Timely & Relevant “Some Folk” Is a Call for Empathy

Peco McLoughlin
Irish singer/songwriter Peco implores us to look outward instead of inward with his timely indie pop single “Some Folk.”
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Today more than ever, we need to remember to take others into account. We need to stop looking out for only ourselves and start caring about the world around us, because if we don’t, what is this all really about anyway? In an eerily timely manner Irish singer-songwriter Peco McLoughlin unveils the selfish nature of most humans and implores us to acknowledge the importance of taking care of not only ourselves, but each other. He does this with bright pop-rock single, “Some Folk.”

Some Folk - Peco

Some Folk – Peco

McLoughlin himself has the best words to describe the single: “As a songwriter you’re looking inward a lot,” he explains. “But you don’t want to get lost in there. You have to remember to look out to the wider community, and your place in it. Perspective is everything: Something that is particularly relevant right now in Ireland, and the rest of the world, as we enter an unprecedented and unnerving period of lockdown due to COVID-19.”

By starting with a melodic guitar riff accompanied by bright and airy Ooh’s and Aah’s, you know this song is going to be a good time. Light claps join, bringing the tempo up, before McLoughlin strong vocals enter,

Some folk are all about
Looking in not looking out
Some folk are all about
Looking in not looking out
A self centered universe
Forget about Copernicus
A self centered universe
Forget about Copernicus

Melodically, the verses are really pealed down to just the beat, which allows the words to come across crisp and clean. When the verse ends, we are re-introduced to the transition of riffs and the harmonies, which gives us time to digest all that we just heard.

Peco McLoughlin

Peco McLoughlin



McLoughlin describes, “I wrote ‘Some Folk’ with my guitarist Kumbo Robinson. It started off as a rootsy foot stomper with the main riff originally being played on banjo and plenty of hand claps! We kept the handclaps but dressed the rest of the song in a sort of indie-pop suit.”

The song continues to slap you in the face in the best possible way,

People are social animals
You realize when times get hard
People are social animals
You realize when times get hard
Some folk are all about

There isn’t much more to say about this song other than the fact that right now, more than ever, it is incredibly important to listen to, to take in, and to implement. We’re all in this together, and Peco McLoughlin has a way of making that so incredibly clear. We cannot wait to hear more from this artist; for the time, listen to “Some Folk,” out now.

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Kelly has been with Atwood since its earliest days in 2014. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, now based in New Orleans, LA and has been singing, writing, playing guitar and piano for almost all of her life. Music drives everything she does. She brings her unique perspective with each piece, always open to discovering something or someone new.