Sunday, August 26, 2018

The stark, haunting "Go Easy" from dark dream pop songstress Chirpy

Chirpy  (the moniker of Rebecca Shannon) - singer songwriter / producer from Dublin, Ireland crafts kind of dark dream pop / folk and, in fact, the opening to Go Easy feels like gothic rock (ala Metallica) but when the song opens up with Shannon's somber yet beautiful vocal performance the song flows down dark rivers. With the subtle piano keys and vast guitar lead the song also takes on an almost baroque horror pop sound as well. It is all complex within the stark production resulting in a truly haunting sound. Go Easy is from her self titled "Chirpy" EP. Her debut EP entitled "Real Life" released last summer blew up on Irish I Tunes download charts. No wonder. 

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Robb Donker


PRESS NOTES:
Introducing singer and producer, Chirpy - a dark, dream pop / indie-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin, Ireland. Her debut six track demo EP which was released last summer went straight to No. 1 on the Irish iTunes download charts and received widespread critical acclaim in the tastemaker sphere. Born Rebecca Shannon, she has been better known as a session musician (voice, guitar, bass, keys) and collaborator performing most notably with the Irish International set-up, Anúna (where many well known artists such as Hozier started their careers). She has toured Ireland, the UK, Europe, the US and Asia as a singer and performer. 
Chirpy’s self titled debut album was released on 29 June 2018, and was recorded in Dublin, London and Lucerne (Switzerland). Drawing on a noticeable classical music background with contemporary electronica input, combining a sweep of cross-genre influences from predecessors including Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush and Björk, to the contemporary sounds of Stina Nordenstam, Jessie Ware and Lali Puna.