- 09 Jun 22
'Empty Room' is taken from BRÍDÍN's debut album, which is expected to arrive on September 20th, 2022.
West of Ireland musician BRÍDÍN has unveiled the dramatic new video for her latest single 'Empty Room', featuring a masquerade ball at Markree Castle in her native Sligo.
Dancer Ellie Burke emerges in the visuals in a gold ensemble, showing off her talent to the music alongside interspersed clips of a harp and BRÍDÍN exploring the setting.
Shot by Fionn Rogers and directed by BRÍDÍN herself, the performance effortlessly showcases her devotion to traditional music. The track opens up an angelic layered depth as she layers her soprano countermelodies.
The striking song is about how BRÍDÍN loves ‘the sound of an empty room’. It stems from her being a sociable introvert who could spend hours on end happily in the studio completely alone writing and playing music, but is not lonely or sad in doing so. "
Some people feel sorry for you if you’re on your own, I’m just expressing that I’m really happy in my own company," BRÍDÍN explains. "I’ve always been able to hear music in my head, I could arrange a whole song in my head with multiple instruments and vocals and have often done so in bed at night or on long journeys. I never thought it was unusual until I started to study (lightly) neuroscience and how people think so differently.”
As the fourth generation of her family to join the music industry; she sings, plays the harp, flute, piano and dances sean nós. BRÍDÍN studied music at University College Cork, achieving a degree and Master’s in music and performance.
Appearances on The Late Late Show, The Tommy Tiernan Show, Claire Byrne Live and more have raised her profile nationwide. She also delivered a stunning show on the Hot Press Y&E Series in April.
Over the past number of years, BRÍDÍN has developed her own style influenced by her natural surroundings and rooted in her background in traditional Irish music. The rising musician uses her loop and effect pedals to create her musical pieces. Her layered melodies on harp and voice blend beautifully with contrapuntal fiddle, keyboard, electric guitar and bass, woven together with pulsating drums.
The contemporary harpist's Ocean of Stars EP landed on February 24, 2021. BRÍDÍN will release her highly anticipated debut album this September.
Check out the new video for 'Empty Room' below.
Summer Tour Dates 2022:
Galway Folk Festival at Monroe's Galway - 15th June
Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo - 24th June
All Together Now - 29th July
Céilí Picnic at the fleadh in Mullingar - 3rd August
Milwaukee Irish Fest at TradFest Temple Bar stage - 18th-21st August (USA)
Fuinneamh - 17th September
Sitges Live - Creative Connexions Sitges, Barcelona - 27th-30th October