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This Week In New Music: Thomas Rhett, Jessie Ware & Paloma Faith

Life Changes – Thomas Rhett (Single)

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One thing I love about country music is that you can listen to one song and feel like you know the musician’s whole life story! This song is a prime example. On Life Changes, the lead single from the album of the same name, Thomas Rhett sings about how life has changed over the last couple of years for the country star. It’s catchy and warm and a lovely addition to your September playlist.

 

Selfish Love – Jessie Ware (Single)

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The latest track from Jessie Ware’s forthcoming third album is just dreamy – written and produced by a dream team too (Ryan Tedder, Cashmere Cat..). Ware’s voice is smooth as silk and if this single is anything to go by, the newest record from the British songstress will not disappoint.

 

Crybaby – Paloma Faith (Single)

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Another English darling has returned this week – Paloma Faith! And it’s an earworm, you’ll be singing “Go on and cry, baby, crybaby, ’cause you don’t have to keep it inside” all day. It’ll be no surprise to any one who’s a fan of Faith that she’s very outspoken on political & social issues, so it’s not a shocker that this song has an interesting message behind it. According to the lady herself, the song is questioning “whether  global conflicts would cease to exist if men could successfully deal with their feelings.” Damn.

Check out my Spotify playlist for September here.

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New Irish artists for your Spotify playlist

Taking a departure from my “This Week In New Music” blog post this week. One, because I haven’t really been enjoying any new releases this week (ouch..) and two, because I’ve got some new Irish artists popping up on my monthly playlists recently and I thought it would be nice to share their names.

First up is Tim Chadwick. I only discovered Tim last week and since then I’ve had his Early Days EP playing on a loop. Never Wanted You is a smashing tune with a great music video to go along with it while Belong was the beautiful tune behind that heartbreaking/heartwarming Aer Lingus ad last Christmas. I can’t wait to hear more from this lad!

 

Next up is Catherine McGrath. This Northern Irish girl has got me seriously nostalgic for early Taylor Swift. It’s that easy-going, sweet pop-country that made everyone fall in love with curly-haired sixteen year old Swift, and while there’s plenty of it out there, it’s a bit more unusual to find it on this side of the pond. Cinderella is my personal favourite from the two EP’s.

 

Proving that the town really is a gem for music, Sion Hill is another Mullingar man to keep an eye on. He’s been signed by a German label and is releasing his debut album at the end of this month – I am expecting it to make an appearance on “This Week In New Music” that week! He’s also got great style and is very easy on the eyes, what’s not to love?

 

Finally, Ailbhe Reddy. I’ve been singing “I am just fucking paralyzed” (Fingertips) all day. Distrust is a dark indie track while Relent is poignant and powerful. I’ve no doubt the Dublin singer-songwriter has much, much more to show us.

 

Let me know if you liked this post and would like to see more recommendations of home-grown talent in the future!

Check out my Spotify playlist for August here

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