The quality of singer/songwriter in Ireland at the moment is frankly frightening. However, it’s a difficult genre sometimes due to the fact that it can become quite crowded by the sheer number of acts involved. But this in turn means that for artists to properly make their mark they need to push themselves to do something actually special with their music, and this ultimately means that the quality of content coming out of the genre is undeniable at the moment. An example of one of the these artists who are pushing themselves and the boundaries of the genre is Cork singer/songwriter, Sarah Buckley.
After starting off by recording a number of demos of her music while in music college, the exposure she developed from these demos lead to appearances on RTÉ and at the RTÉ Reflecting on the Rising, and so a buzz started to gather around the Cork woman. In recent years Buckley has performed at many of the festivals around Ireland, including Electric Picnic and Cork Jazz Festival as well as others, and has performed support slots for the likes of Mick Flannery and Cry Monster Cry.
Last Friday, 15 February 2018, saw the official release of the debut single by Buckley, the fantastic You’ve Got Me.
The track, produced by Karl Odlum and mastered by John Flynn, is a wonderfully accomplished release by the Corkonian and hints at the promise that has been shown up to this point. Across the track, Buckley talks about the sensation of being completely enamored by your romantic partner, even if at times it might not be the best thing for you. It is a song that is certain to strike a chord with many people who take time to listen to it, and this is further testament to the quality of songwriting on show.
“You’ve got me
Down to my toes
You don’t understand it
You don’t know”