- 17 May 21
In her new single, the artist documents the trials and tribulations of looking for love.
Up-and-coming pop singer Ailsha has released her new song 'FBoy', featuring her singing about failed romances amongst other struggles in life.
The Wicklow singer-songwriter based in Dublin has dropped a lyric video for the track, a follow-up to her debut single, 2020's 'Ghosted'.
The lyrics of the new track details her issues dating as a young woman whilst also living in twenty-first-century Ireland, with references to the housing crisis in the song's bridge.
Lines such as "Will I ever be able to live a way from home/ Will I ever be able to rent a place of my own?" coming up after documenting her romantic problems earlier in the tune, sum up the existential nature of trying to find time for love while growing up.
A music video for 'FBoy' is set to come out this Friday, May 21, directed by Lauren O'Brien.
Ailsha (full name Ailsha Davey) is the younger sister of the acclaimed artist and former Meteor Music Award winner Cathy Davey.
She was previously a make-up blogger, running the site Flawless and Pawless, for which she was called "Ireland's leading cruelty-free blogger" by goss.ie in 2018.
However, she decided to pursue music full-time last year, releasing 'Quarantine' and the aforementioned 'Ghosted'.
The latter release saw her featured on Hot Press' Hot for 2021 list, documenting the best new artists thriving in Ireland's music scene.
She was also featured on Hot Press' Y&E series in November of last year. Our writer, Kate Brayden, described it as "the perfect live gig for anyone who wants to throw Tinder into the firepit during lockdown."
Take a look at the lyric video for 'FBoy' below: