The Co Carlow man has revealed his new single will be Cecilia, a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1970 classic. The track is the first to be released from his next album, ‘One Good Night’, which is out this summer.

Yesterday, the ‘Performer of the Year’ announced the news of his new single to ecstatic fans, who “cannot wait” to hear Derek’s version of the timeless tune, which is available to pre-order from this Monday, 18th May. The song was also released last year by pop band The Vamps, and Derek is excited hear the public opinion on his version, with a country twist of course.

“I have a lot to prove with this one” said Derek. “Not only am I releasing a hugely popular Simon and Garfunkel song, I need to live up to the success of my last album!” The star’s album, ‘The Simple Things’ was named ‘Album of the Year’, as well as reaching the No.1 spot in the Irish charts.

Derek is currently on the second leg of his UK tour – where he is breaking the hearts of many women along the way, with his good looks and Irish charm. He is due home next week to finish recording his next album and get back on the road in Ireland. The Tour includes a mix of old favourites, classic country and Derek’s own original material, so watch out when the award-winning country idol comes to a town near you!

Cecilia’ will be available for download on iTunes on Friday 22nd May, or pre-order from Monday 18th.