- 24 Jun 21
Recording everything from their Kildare home studio, 'All I Want' is the latest pop project from Slaney and Michael Hopkins.
Carlow electro-pop act Slaney has returned with a brand new dance-pop gem, 'All I Want', premiered below.
Hailing from a highly musical background, Slaney's father Niall Power had an amazing career drumming for Bob Geldof, Westlife and many more. The breakout act began writing with songwriter/producer Michael Hopkins back in 2017 and the pair have continued to make music together ever since.
Slaney's '80s synth track 'Chameleon' and 'Fairytale Moonlight' followed on from 2020 efforts 'By Your Side' and 'Shy Away' after her 2018 debut 'Recharge My Soul'.
Her most recent track ‘Love Is Like A Drug’ was included on Spotify New Music Friday UK and led to her been snapped up by super live agent Sol Parker at Paradigm for worldwide representation.
"The conversation with Sol was very exciting and positive," the rising star tells Hot Press. "To be honest it’s very surreal to be working with someone who also represents artists like Billie Eilish, Take That and Rita Ora. I’ve been waiting so long to perform live, so to sign with Paradigm is just so incredible. He is already planning certain gigs in London that I can’t wait to officially announce."
Her latest single, which drops officially this Friday, sees Slaney experiment further with songwriting and producing. Layered with backing vocals and a hypnotising synth beat, the pop act's falsetto-reaching voice is reminiscent of the likes of AE Mak, Jessie Ware and MUNA.
"‘All I Want’ is quite different to ‘Love Is Like A Drug’, but they are also very related at the same time. It also features Michael Hopkins (producer/writer) on backing vocals which I think really adds to this song. Writing and recording the track was a lot of fun. It was a different experience to any other song we have recorded before as we wrote and produced it all within a few days. It came together really quickly which I think is it’s charm."
"I’m definitely confident that I have my sound now," the enthusiastic vocalist adds. "We have been developing this dance-pop sound for a while so I’m really happy with how it’s evolving. I can’t wait to start playing live and to perform to an actually live audience. I have a really great band who are going to play with me too. I want the live show to be a real party for everyone."
The musician recently appeared in last year’s Sally Rooney hit BBC Three/Hulu adaptation Normal People as Sophie. The multi-talented artist will also be appearing in Isaac Asimov's sci-fi Foundation, airing on Apple TV later this year.
"I think music has always been my first passion as I grew up being surrounded by music and I started playing guitar and singing from an early age," Slaney tells me. "It has always been a dream to write and record my own music so I feel very grateful to be doing that."
"I’m hoping to start gigging towards the end of 2021 and now with Sol involved I’m very excited to see what the next year will bring. My dream scenario is getting to the stage to perform! I have a lot of new music that I’m going to be releasing too so I’m very excited for it all!"
Watch this space for a flurry of forthcoming gig announcements...
Listen to the mesmerising 'All I Want' below: