Andrew Irving Celebrates Hometown Heroes

The singer-songwriter spotlights the selfless souls who make our world better.

Andrew Irving pays tribute to first responders with his new single Hometown Heroes — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Inspired by two of Irving’s lifelong friends — a firefighter, and a police officer — Hometown Heroes honours the courage and dedication of first responders who work tirelessly to make our world a safer place. This touching song spotlights the many everyday heroes whose selfless actions and unwavering commitment improve the quality of life in our communities.

“Movies and TV shows have taught us to admire superheroes,” says Irving, a multi-faceted singer and songwriter from Hamilton. “But we don’t often enough think about the heroes that surround us in our day-to-day lives, in our cities and our hometowns.”

When Irving and his longtime collaborator Mike McCormick first experimented with a new chord structure and ambient guitar riff, they realized they had created something exceptional. This uniquely epic sound called for an equally epic theme. “And the result of this collaboration was Hometown Heroes”, Irving proudly proclaims. “It’s a song that not only celebrates first responders but also encourages everyday acts of love and kindness.”

Irving’s latest single stands as the anthem for his forthcoming tour across Canada, dedicated to honouring and expressing gratitude to first responders. This concert series will serve as a platform for uplifting and acknowledging the individuals who selflessly safeguard our communities. Irving will commence the tour in his hometown of Hamilton on July 27.

For over two decades, Irving has passionately advocated for his community through music, addressing issues of mental health and addiction. Four years sober, his journey deeply influences his music, specifically in the powerful song Scars. Irving’s career spans across Canada, Europe, and the U.S., with notable collaborations and performances alongside major acts like The Watchmen, Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth.

Check out Hometown Heroes above, hear more from Andrew Irving below, and keep up with him on his website and Facebook.