- 02 May 23
Laoise is set to perform at Workman's Cellar tonight, opening for fast-rising Northern Irish artist Piglet.
Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer, Laoise Fitzgerald has released the live-version of her haunting debut single 'Before We Face the Morning'. The singer's full EP, How To Swallow Spiders is set for release this June.
The original track features an array of instruments including the fiddle, cello and piano interwoven between delays, distortions, and synthesisers, evoking an enigmatic soundscape. Her unique style can be partly accredited to her melting pot of musical influences which include Kate Bush, Björk and Sinead O’ Connor.
Amid a tapestry of percussive build-ups, Laoise’s intimate vocals provide a robust refuge her music infused with a poignant vulnerability.
The clean-cut, warm visual features only the producer and her piano, both backlit by a single yellow lamp. The camera interchangeably swivels throughout the video, displaying Laoise backlit by the lamp and in the stark darkness of the sparsely decorated set and cement floor.
“The song kind of poured out of me and onto the piano on a very fragile Sunday morning. All the crashing and bashing came later… I wanted it to sound like a nightmare you can’t escape.. The composition takes you on a journey through the depths of nightmarish love to heart-wrenching desperation that only emerges in the darkest hours.”
From Dublin, the singer-songwriter has learned to expertly blend beautiful lyrical and piano compositions, texturing them with electronic elements.
Laoise is also due to open fast-rising Northern Irish artist Piglet's show at Workman's Cellar tonight.
Stream ‘Before We Face The Morning (Solo Version)’ below:
- 08 Dec 23