- 07 Jun 22
Hugely accomplished debut from Clare artist
The name Síomha translates as ‘good spirit’ or ‘good peace’ – qualities which certainly ooze from the debut of Clare’s Síomha Brock. The LP inter-weaves Irish and English lyrics, yet her sound also reflects the wider array of landscapes and cultures in which she has immersed herself.
The wonderful ‘Speir Rua’ (‘Red Sky’), her love song for the west of Ireland, is a perfect summer tune. Its Latin feel, along with 'Craobhacha', have a fragrance of her time spent in Mexico.
‘FLY!’, as the name suggests, is spacious and uplifting. Indeed, it is difficult not to feel your heart swell on any of the tracks. Even the more acoustic melancholy of ‘Come to Say Goodbye’ has splinters of optimism as she sings, "Love can be trying / There's nothing left to try". Elsewhere, Síomha’s voice soars and glides – in a manner reminiscent of Annie Lennox – on the magical ‘How It Feels’.
Síomha is completely in sync with the musicians around her, including long-time collaborator Martin Atkinson Borrull. The LP is a kaleidoscope of sounds, from the synth-driven ‘How to Change Your Mind’, to the funky ‘Right From The Start’ and the jazz-tinged title track.
Overall, Infinite Space is a true delight.
Stay tuned for our upcoming interview with Síomha...