LOCAL singer/songwriter Sinead McNally will release her new single ‘Dance With Me’ on Friday week, December 2.
The new single, which aired on local radio for the first time on Monday, is the follow up to the Knockbridge woman’s debut tracks ‘Moody Blues’ and ‘Green Eyed Monster’.
Sinead wrote ‘Dance With Me’ last year but recently put the finishing touches to a music video, which she feels reflects modern Ireland.
The video is set in a ‘ghost estate’, to highlight the difficulties that many Irish people find themselves in today, with unmanageable mortgage repayments and negative equity. Sinead says that the thousands of unfinished properties which stood as dreams for young couples and families now stand as reminders of the nightmare that so many Irish people find themselves in and it was extremely important to her to bring the reality of life in Ireland into her music.
She said: “I wrote the song in 2010 for a ballad competition in Kerry. I didn’t win the competition but it got great feedback and it was only this year that I thought it would be a nice song for Christmas.”
Whilst the video addresses the economic downturn, the song itself tells the story of love and companionship and the importance of knowing that “in the darkness we’ll find our way back into the light”, sending out a message of hope and trust and highlighting the importance of relationships and love in our lives despite it all.
Sinead says that writing the song was effortless; “It was so natural, nothing was forced and I can’t even recall a time frame. It was as if the song came instantaneously, as if by magic.”
The video for the new single will also be released this Friday and likeher previous tracks, Sinead did all the recording locally.
“It was incredible how many people came on board to help as they felt very passionate about the song and the concept. “It wouldn’t have happened only for their support and I owe a lot to the likes of Edward Toner from Bellurgan Park, After Sybil in Blackrock, JLB Handcrafted Jewellery, Cre8tive Hair and Sherry Fitzgerald Carroll.”
Sinead currently has a preview of the track uploaded to YouTube while she will be busy promoting the single in the next few weeks with a hometown gig in the Spirit Store on Saturday December 3 and a follow up gig in Whelan’s in Dublin the next night. For further details about Sinead, follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sineadmcnallymusic