- 15 Mar 23
McWilliams will take to Dublin's Workmans' stage on March 23rd for her first headline show. You can also catch Lucy supporting Inhaler in the UK in May.
Released today, McWilliams’ new single lingers along the lines of warm yet solemn, hallmarked by her heartachingly beautiful approach to songwriting.
The key themes of this track centre around loneliness and isolation, with the young artist singing “I’ve been slow dancing with strangers in bars/ Somebody holds me like were childhood sweethearts/ Slow dancing with strangers in bars/ Nobody knows me here, don’t care who you are” in her song’s chorus.
Oozing with a sultry, haunting quality that takes hold and hypnotises, McWilliams transports the listener into the embrace of her track, confronting you in her emotion-filled world that brims with overwhelming poignancy.
Speaking on her new release, the Dublin artist says, "The song is about exploring loneliness and what you drive towards whilst in it. It’s about finding comfort in intimacy with strangers. I guess it’s easier sometimes to be close to people you don’t know and don’t really want to explore. Something blocks you from reality because they are not in your world and won’t ever be. Painting a picture of the life we want people to see and how we want to be perceived. It’s a lot easier to keep up a front if you never let people in."
The singer-songwriter is also set to perform at a number of venues around the UK and Ireland this year, including her debut headline show in Dublin, along with two shows in supporting chart-topping outfit Inhaler. McWilliams is also due to support Two Door Cinema Club in the Iveagh Gardens this July. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.ie.
Stream ‘Slow Dancing’ below.