- 24 Jul 19
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The duality about the enchanting yet deadly mermaids of Greek mythology is echoed in Syrens’ single ‘Room For Two’, Bríd is heavily influenced by folk in her guitar and keyboard playing, while her partner Ella’s background is in classical violin. With Pop, Jazz and R&B influences thrown in the mix, Syrens’ raw and emotive music has found cohesiveness despite its melodic complexity.
Ella and Bríd met each other at the BIMM Institute, Dublin, two years ago. After diving into each other’s worlds, they’ve grown to adroitly merge both together. “We are really powerful,” said Bríd: “we make each other strong musically.” In Syrens, they actively put a stamp on each other’s ideas. “I always try to take lyrics writing from a very personal angle,” said Bríd. Ella embraces her core emotions: “I sit down to write a song then I think about it: that must be what I’m feeling.” ‘Room For Two’ is about overcoming struggles and being in control of unexpected situations.
Instrumentally the pair dovetail well. “I’ve left space to Ella to be a bit more experimental with the violin and really make it her own,” Brid said - there’s more to be heard on their upcoming EP.
'Room For Two' is out now.