- 27 Jan 21
In a world of shuttered music venues and snatched-away opportunities, Ireland’s music community continues to defy the odds – with young, emerging artists defiantly rising above seemingly insurmountable challenges, and flying the flag for their country. This bold energy, independent ethos and genre-defying talent is evident across our list of Hot For 2021 Irish Acts – which features artists from every corner of Ireland.
Constance Keane combines reflective electronics, acoustic samples, and haunting vocals with organic visuals in her music project Fears. Her ethereal voice has an innate power to transport those who hear it, and she expertly blurs the boundaries between music and visual art. Her minimalist approach centres on emotive subjects: her recent single ‘tonnta’ is about her grandmother’s battle with dementia. Another must-know artist with an endlessly fascinating career, despite her relatively young years.
Watch: The ‘tonnta’ music video (see if you can spot one of our other Hot for 2021 artists, CMAT!)
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