Megan Nic Ruairí is set to enchant audiences once again with her latest single, ‘Twenty Two’, out now. The release comes as Megan was just announced as an act at this year’s Other Voices festival as well as with the exciting announcement that Megan will release her debut solo EP ‘Made Of Sin’ January 19th 2024.

Megan will perform at this year’s Other Voices Dingle Distillery Music Trail, Dec 1st – 3rd.

Following the success of her previous release, “The Woods”, Megan continues to captivate listeners with her unique blend of Irish traditional and contemporary sounds, weaving romanticized love stories with themes of self-exploration.

About the EP Nic Ruairí says “The EP is a journey, bookended by two cinematic pieces and centred by a lover’s lament. My love for the song ‘The Whole of the Moon’ is very well known and it felt special to record my own version of it, with Mike Scott’s blessing. ‘See you Better’ is for my mama. I tried to understand her better while she battled cancer but as the song developed it manifested into me wanting to be a better person for the people I love. She’s a tough woman and I’m so grateful for the person she’s helped me become. ‘Made of Sin’ is about not being able to understand why some of the people that work their way into our lives can treat us so terribly and how I was able to find the strength to heal from that. My love songs are about everyone and no one and some of my stories are about nothing yet everything but I love telling these stories and allowing the melodies to work hand in hand with the piano. It’s also incredibly important to me that these tales be told in their own unique way. It’s my diary, a place to hold my memories.

This EP may have taken a few years but this is exactly when it needed to be released. All tracks were recorded three years ago but I believe that I needed to grow as a woman to understand the type of artist I wanted to be and to give the space for these pieces to turn into the body of work that I am very proud to be releasing.

I’m not scared of the spectrum I possess as a writer. I can be delicate but I can be bold and I’ll never be afraid to show it all. I’ve never wanted to be pigeon holed and constantly feel the need to expand and explore what makes me a musician. This EP is only the beginning of that.”

In “Twenty Two” Megan artfully explores the naivety of young love and the enduring impact it can have on one’s heart, even in the absence of concrete commitment. The song paints an intimate portrait of discovering and romanticizing a partner, holding onto the hope of them becoming the idealized image we’ve created in our minds.

Megan’s forthcoming debut EP, “Made Of Sin” is set to be released on January 19th, 2024, marking a significant milestone in her musical career. The EP promises to further showcase Megan’s exceptional talent for blending tradition with contemporary sensibilities.


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