- 02 Jun 21
Sinéad Whyte spent her formative years studying Pharmacology in Dublin before deciding to move to London to pursue her love for music.
Hot Press are delighted to premiere the debut single from emerging Irish songwriter and vocalist Sinéad Whyte, titled 'Kills Me Now'.
Out this Friday, June 4th, 'Kills Me Now' was recorded in Crookedwood Studios and mixed in London.
The self-empowered, soulful track showcases the incredible vocal range and writing skills of Whyte, who explores heartbreak on the piano ballad. Her smooth, honey-toned voice could stop anyone in its tracks.
Born in Dublin, Sinéad’s love for music started at a young age - learning the piano at the age of four and later becoming a member of RTÉ’s Cór Na nÓG choir. Whyte later attended University College Dublin to study Pharmacology before moving to London to chase her dreams of becoming a musician.
Setting up her YouTube channel in 2019, Sinéad’s voice immediately raked in new fans, with her cover of Lewis Capaldi hit 'Bruises' reaching over 200,000 views.
Earning a reputation for her moving vocal prowess, the singer's cover of Chris Stapleton's 'Tennessee Whiskey' accumulated over 1.5 million views on Facebook, cementing her newfound popularity online.
Sinéad then began to work on her own material, much of which has stemmed from her love of writing expressive poetry. She cites Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Lewis Capaldi, Dermot Kennedy and Sam Smith as her dominant inspirations
'Kills Me Now' was written in two days during the first lockdown, with Sinéad putting her experiences of heartache into the upbeat ballad. The vocalist hopes the track will resonate with many, with the lyrics portraying a relatable story that most have experienced at some stage in their lives.
The track is Whyte's "lockdown silver lining"; her first finished single & her entry into the singer-songwriter universe.
Having performed in Stockholm’s Kungsträdgården to over 2000 people in August 2019 before performing her first solo live gig in Tramline, Dublin; Sinéad will emerge into a post-Covid world of live music ready to release more songs. Sinéad also plans to fulfil her dream of releasing a full album in the future.
Listen to the powerful 'Kills Me Now' below: