Five Irish tracks to get you in the mood for a long weekend. A collection of pop, soul, guitar hip-hop as gaeilge AND an 80s hair metal throwback. For all the best in Irish music, check out Irish Beats with Rob O'Connor every Sunday at 8pm on Beat 102-103.
Just A Phase
Having recently released her latest statement single, ‘just a phase’, Aimée now delivers a daring and sensual video to accompany the hit, showcasing a new found confidence, along with a nod to her undiluted love of pop nostalgia.
Not Easy Love
Maverick Sabre returns with a reflective offering titled "Not Easy Love" featuring former Hawk House member Demae. Over a soulful backdrop of guitar strums and pace-setting percussion, Maverick begins by looking inwards, reflecting on the sometimes complicated sides to love. Demae's supple vocals join shortly after she shares her own perspective on affairs of the heart.
Hop, Scip, Léim
HOP SCIP LÉIM features old-school hip-hop beats mixed with fuzz guitar and MC Muipéad on vocals & synths. Being under lock and key for the guts of 2 years, ‘Hop, Scip Léim’ expresses the frustration and despair of lockdown times, but from that fear and uncertainty grew a sense of resolve and celebration.
Twin pop duo ROOUE new single is “Dancing Sad”. Their latest release channels the same dark melodies as previous singles, and incorporates a unique R’n’B palette. This song is about choosing to dance broken-hearted instead of dancing sad with the wrong person. ROOUE wrote this song based on a phrase their Mum always said to them: "One cup of tea at a time".
Heart and Soul
In 1989, Ireland had a hair-metal chart-topper all of its own. No Sweat went to Number 1 in June 1989 with 'Heart & Soul.' Clearly, George Miller was influenced by their video when directing Mad Max Fury Road. A rock band playing guitar solos on trucks being chased down the highway - No Sweat!