- 28 Oct 21
ROE teams up with Ciaran Lavery on a new track described as "indie-pop meets indie-folk".
Having released three singles already this year, Derry native ROE has shared her new single, 'Destroyer', which Hot Press is proud to premiere.
Produced by Tommy McLaughlin from Villagers, the track is a collaboration with another up and coming talent from Northern Ireland, Ciaran Lavery. It will be available on all streaming platforms this Friday, October 29.
"Destroyer was written about how much you can let someone swallow you up before becoming aware of what they’ve taken from you," said ROE of the indie-pop track.
Ciaran Lavery also said that the song's lyrics allude to the "knowledge of being in something deeply unhealthy, but simultaneously holds a power over the controlled. I feel the song attempts to capture that inner and outer conflict that prefaces the questioning of leaving someone."
The track will be part of a double A-side single alongside the song 'Too Much for Anyone' coming November 12.
It's been a busy year for ROE, having received the BBC Northern Ireland & Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Young Musician Platform Award alongside Rose Connolly.
The biennial awards are run by the Arts Council in collaboration with BBC Northern Ireland and aim to showcase and support the development of young musicians from the region by providing individual funding awards of up to £5,000.
This funding enables the recipients to spend a sizeable amount of time learning from a master musician, mentor, teacher, or composer in Northern Ireland or abroad. For the first time this year, the awards have been extended beyond the classical and folk music arenas to reach out to singer-songwriters in the region.
Listen to 'Destroyer' by ROE featuring Ciaran Lavery below: