LOCAL singer/songwriter Sinéad McNally continued in her bid to crack the music industry on Monday with the release of her second single ‘The Green Eyed Monster’.
Her new track – a follow up to the popular ‘Moody Blues’ which went on sale at the end of February – is available now to download at just 99 cents.
The Knockbridge woman took a sabbatical from her job in Blackrock National School last September to pursue her music dream and she told The Dundalk Democrat last week that she had no regrets about the decision so far.
“I love it. I wouldn’t do it otherwise,” she said.
“People have been very good to me. I’ve had a lot of support and I’m really enjoying it.
“This is not a hobby for me though. It’s my life and I’ve been flat out for the past few months trying to get people to listen to my music. You’re never off really because even when you’re on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, you’re always trying to promote yourself.
“People say to me were you stupid to give up a secure job like teaching with great holidays but I knew I needed to go at this full back if I was to take it seriously. I look at this as my job now and I won’t be going back teaching in September.
“It’s been such a busy few months and I don’t know how I could have pulled it off if I had been teaching as well,” she said.
Sinéad is hopeful that ‘The Green Eyed Monster’ will prove just as popular as her debut release ‘Moody Blues’ and help build on the strong following she has built up around the country.
“The first single went down well but this is definitely edgier than ‘Moody Blues’.
“There’s more of a rock feel to it and there’s more of a ladish feel to it even though it’s about a girl giving out to another girl.”
Sinéad recorded the video for Moody Blues last week in local pubs The Spirit Store and Brubakers and also hopes to have it released inside the next fortnight.
“A team of people of former students from DkIT helped me with the first video and they wanted to come on board again for this one.
“Quite a lot of extras were local people so people might recognise a few faces when it’s out.
“We spent two days filming it in total and I just hope it looks all right now,” she said.
Sinéad now faces another busy few weeks and months promoting ‘The Green Eyed Monster’ but insists she’s looking forward to it.
“I’m not trying to make an impact on the charts at the moment but it’s all about getting my music out there and getting people to listen to it.
“The whole idea is to try and get a deal down the line,” she said.
Sinéad has already pencilled in a third single for September while she is also aiming to release an album by the end of the year. There are also plans to announce a mini-tour next month, playing in four or five of the main towns around the country.
“I just need to do things bit by bit and this is the next step,” she said.
‘The Green Eyed Monster’ is available now to download on iTunes while further information on Sinéad can be found by following her on Facebook, Twitter or MySpace.