Having last released music early last year with the bittersweet ‘Can’t We Pretend’, one of Ireland’s most promising talents Sorcha Richardson today returns with her long-awaited new single ‘Don’t Talk About It’, the first track to come from her debut LP, First Prize Bravery.
Existing as her most immediate moment to date, the spiky, hook-laden lament on the intricacies of romantic miscommunication. The track showcases an artist hitting a new creative plane, juxtaposing a delicate vocal against jagged guitarwork to culminate in the type of chorus destined to become anthemic.
Of the track, Sorcha says: “It’s a song about avoiding conflict and trying to keep the peace, no matter how much you end up sacrificing in order to do so. Sometimes it feels much easier to convince yourself that you’re happy in a relationship, or in a city, or in a job, than to admit to yourself that you’re not, and to have to drag that problem out the light and deal with it. But that never works, and when you leave a problem alone, 99% of the time it just grows and grows until you can’t ignore it. I’ve learned that lesson the hard way, more than once. This is a song about what you end up losing when you smile and hold your tongue, but also what an achievement it is when you do learn to confront a situation that scares you.”
To celebrate the release, Sorcha will play two special headline shows this weekend, with a hometown Dublin set tonight (24th) at Whelan’s in Dublin before travelling to Cork on Sunday (26th) to play at Cyprus Avenue. Tickets can be found here for Dublin and Cork.