Fionn Regan's 'divorce' from label
Fionn Regan has compared his split from his record label to a divorce.
The 28-year-old Irish folk singer parted ways with his folk and country-loving American label over a disagreement about the recording of his latest album The Shadow Of An Empire.
Fionn said of the split: "It just crashed on the rocks - sometimes things don't work out how you think they will - whenever there's marriage, there's also divorce lurking just to the left and right of that, never too far away."
He added: "It wasn't an unhappy time, but it was all very time consuming, working out how to deal with things, but you have to get on with things in your own way.
"There are enough examples of things like this happening to other artists that it's never really a big surprise when it happens again. When you do things on an uncompromising level, you have to expect it."
Some of the songs the Mercury Music Prize nominee wrote for the abandoned album in America have been salvaged, although they have had to be re-recorded.
Fionn, who was signed to Lost Highway and Ethan Johns, is now with the Heavenly label.
"There's so much red tape around the album I made in America," he says. "I'd have to be a mad man to try and get those recordings back. I'm not even sure who owns them now anyway."
:: Fionn Regan's album The Shadow Of An Empire is out now. He begins a 23-date tour of the UK and Ireland on February 13.