- 10 Jun 22
Details regarding part two of ROE's That's When The Panic Sets In will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Derry singer-songwriter ROE has released Part I of her debut album That’s When The Panic Sets In today, featuring previewed singles 'I Dare You' and 'A Temporary Thing'.
Also included in the 6-track release is new single ‘Scared Of Being Lonely’ - a driving indie-pop anthem about the frustrations of getting easily distracted.
“Scared Of Being Lonely is an ode to my attention span," ROE explains. "I find it so difficult to stay in the moment and it affects everything that I do. I wrote this song about how frustrated I am with that infuriating part of myself.
“At 1am inside a supermarket in Reykjavik in 2019, a decision was made to postpone my debut album. Part I of That’s When The Panic Sets In is the first glimpse of the artist I became after that conversation," the musician adds.
"These songs are a documentary of my inner most thoughts and insecurities over the past couple years. It feels like a lot to hand them off to the world, but there’s also some kind of huge relief in that. Like this is who I am and what I’m capable of.”
The acclaimed multi-instrumentalist has been making waves in the Irish music scene since 2017, when her performance at the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury led to gigs across Europe, North America, and India. In 2018 she won BBC's Northern Ireland Music Prize for Best Emerging Artist and toured alongside Snow Patrol.
After last year’s 'Cruel' took her to a coveted spot on the BBC Radio 1 playlist and a successful collaboration with fellow Northern Irish songwriter Ciaran Lavery on ‘Destroyer’, ROE is continuing what is sure to be her biggest year.
Listen to part one of That’s When The Panic Sets In below.