Irish singer-songwriter Ivan Nicolas has delivered  new single Burned a powerful reflection on a conversation he had with a homeless person on the streets of Dublin.

Nicolas is dismayed by the rising homelessness figures and was inspired by that conversation and his own real life experiences “There was a time when my family home had to be sold after a break up, I was unemployed and it could have easily happened to me, its not too far away from many people” he says, elaborating on the story behind the song. “I didn’t want to associate it with any particular charity as it is a universal problem that we need to shine a brighter light on.”

The video for Burned was directed by David C. Lynch.