Song of the Day | Ailbhe Reddy – Relent

This is something to keep you going as we head ever closer towards the weekend. Ailbhe Reddy (pronounced Al-vey) is an emerging folk artist from Dublin, and is quietly building a strong portfolio of songs. ‘Relent’, her latest, was made track of the week in the Irish Times and even made it onto one of the most listened to Spotify playlists (New Music Fridays).

Comparisons can be made to Daughter, especially in terms of how Reddy howls the refrain ‘This is just a hollow since you left’. This is cathartic music, designed to purge the soul and release emotions. The orchestral soundscape is enrapturing, and when combined with Reddy’s voice leads to a potent combination.

If I haven’t sold this one to you, check it out below.

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