- 17 May 21
Leah Sohotra has been working in music for the last four years, having started out as a poet and storyteller.
Leah Sohotra’s 10-song debut album, Breaded Crickets, blends the folk singer’s powerful lyrics with the ingenuity of Martin Leahy, who plays well over a dozen different instruments on the LP.
Sohotra has shared her latest single, 'The Shark', produced by Leahy (alongside his multi-instrumental talent) and including strings by Áine O'Gorman and Alana Reardon on harp.
The haunting track was mastered by Pete Maher, and features Leah's trademark deep vocal strength and unique lyrical wordplay.
Imagery of a predator is filtered throughout the delicate, hypnotic song - often using fairytale Reminiscent of Appalachian and Irish folk, Sohotra’s ethereal voice is carried by a diverse array of unusual instruments.
The singer infuses her work with a huge sense of empathy, gained from both personal experiences of hardship as well as her work with US homeless shelters, the Cork Simon Community and the Rape Crisis Centre. Indeed, Sohotra’s raw lyrics don’t hold anything back from the audience, bringing previously stigmatised subjects into the spotlight.
Listen to beautiful track 'The Shark' below:
• Soohotra's Tuam EP was re-released on August 30, 2020. Breaded Crickets is out now.
Photo credit: Helio León.