- 15 Jun 21
Bray native Sinéad McConville anticipates the future in emotionally honest and vulnerable ballad.
Irish folk-pop artist Sinéad McConville has released her stripped back, harmony-driven piano ballad 'Break My Heart'.
Produced and mixed by McConville, the track was inspired by a challenging time in Sinead’s life where she was involved in a mixture of bad experiences - immersed in an environment where music was a constant competition. Even though she knew certain environments were causing her pain, she didn’t remove herself because the people she loved were also in these environments.
The song anticipates heartbreak and the loss of one's sense of self. The purpose of ‘Break My Heart’ is to help people foresee and move away from situations which do more harm than good, before it’s too late.
“I was bottling up a lot of hard truths and ‘Break my Heart’ gave me the space to express these feelings that I was choosing to keep to myself and not talk about,” McConville says of the track's origins.
The Wicklow musician first released her debut solo single, 'Doorstep', back in May 2020. Recorded at home in a sticky and sweaty attic with rising singer/songwriter D. Cullen (The Late Late Show, RTÉ Radio 1), the summer song is an expression of love on a summer’s day in Ireland. Previous single, ‘Running From You’, stayed on the RTE Recommends playlist for three weeks.
Highlight performances for Sinéad include The Late Late Show and supporting Mundy in Lost Lane with D. Cullen; ‘Ireland Music Week’ with ELKAE and John Barker’s ‘TILT’ with Munky in The Button Factory. Radio performances include RTE Radio 1, BBC Radio Ulster, SPIN 1038 and East Coast FM. McConville's first headline show was one of the first live gigs back in Dublin on July 4th 2020 in The Wild Duck in association with Ex Oh Promotions.
Listen to the captivating 'Break My Heart' below: