- 25 Jun 20
Soulé discusses Dolores O'Riordan and 'Dreams'.
"Dolores O'Riordan let her artistry do the talking," says Soulé of The Cranberries frontwoman. "Today she is remembered for her voice and her lyricism. She wrote from the heart, and that’s why many of her songs will stand the test of time. As women in the music industry, a lot can be thrown at you. But she kept fighting to create an amazing legacy. She never lost sight of her art and that’s something I admire about her."
A recent study conducted by Linda Coogan Byrne showed that while radio play for female Irish artists is shockingly low, Soulé is one of the most-played female artists on Irish radio. That Irish women are played on the radio at all is due – at least in part – to the exceptional nature of O'Riordan's art.
But this single for Safe Ireland begs the question: why aren't all the women on this single – who each have their own great, marketable songs – getting the same amount of airplay?
It's a question Soulé doesn't necessarily have the answer to, but she knows that participating in 'Dreams' was something she needed to do. "I was humbled when I was approached to sing with all these amazing women," the electronic-pop artist continues. "I was so excited to have been included and I believe we need something like this. Ruthanne did an amazing job bringing us all together. I hope the media sees that there are so many talented Irish women in music – of all different backgrounds and journeys –who were able to come together to create magic."
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Watch 'Dreams' below.