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Dublin multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Kynsy released her debut single 'Cold Blue Light' in August 2020. Kynsy. Credit: Paula Trojner.
Dublin-based Kynsy (real name Ciara Lindsey) has shared the video for her brand new single, ‘New Year’.
“At the time I had a real desire to celebrate the turn of the year by doing something creative," she explains, having written the track on New Year's Eve. "I had definitely been listening to a lot of Roisin Murphy around then and with the song I wanted to explore the idea of someone who is looking for meaning as the clock edges towards midnight and a new year is on the horizon.”
Speaking about the accompanying visual, she adds, “I wanted to recreate the chaotic energy of the song somehow. Working with Georgia Kelly and The Collective we took inspiration from the frantic nature of old black and white silent films to make something strange and intense to try and capture that New Year energy.”
Co-produced by Kynsy and Charlie Andrew (Alt J, Wolf Alice, Marika Hackman), the BIMM Dublin graduate's track follows her Things That Don't Exist EP and 2021 single 'Mr Nice Guy'.
The video features Rob Earley, Ben Waddell and Siobhan McQuinn - filmed at Bray's Mermaid Arts Centre.
In true Gen Z fashion, Kynsy has built up a reputation for exploring the darkness and ennui of youth, while simultaneously holding onto a wry self-awareness in her lyrics and a playful approach to her self-described “rowdy pop” sound – lifting her songs out of a place of tragic realism and into something surprisingly triumphant.
Her debut EP incorporates a diverse set of indie influences – including Julian Casablancas, St. Vincent and Arctic Monkeys – at the heart of Kynsy’s sound lies a resounding belief in the power of great pop music.
“I love pop music,” she told Hot Press last year after being named Hot For 2021 by our publication. “There’s slightly more guitars in my music, and stuff like that, so people are like, ‘Oh, it’s really indie’. But I definitely aim to write a good pop song.
“There’s a lot of pop that I wouldn’t be into – I’m not crazy into the mainstream chart stuff,” she continues. “But there are so many different directions you can take pop music in. The fundamentals of it are just writing a good song, with a chorus that’s memorable. That’s all. The best way to deal with pop music now is to take the fundamentals of it, and make it your own.”
Check out the video for ‘New Year’ below.
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