Rachael Lavelle has announced details of her upcoming debut album ‘Big Dreams’ sharing the title-track with a Bob Gallagher directed video. The single features the voice of the Luas announcer Doireann Ní Bhriain, who narrates the inner monologue of the millennial mind; the ever-wondering-ever- doubting, the contradicting and the aspiring, concluding: “I am open to the possibilities!”

“Big Dreams is an existential ballad; a meditation on love, expectations, failure and the passing of time. When I wrote the melody, it was as if someone was dying. I was thinking about how, when you die, you experience a flashback of your life. That you are flooded with all the memories of love and people who impacted your life,” explains Lavelle of the title-track.

“I was inspired by this idea. That despite all the stress and attempts at success, to live is to be open to the possibilities of life and connection.”

Lavelle’s 10 track debut ‘Big Dreams’ arrives on November 10th and features the previously released single ‘Let Me Unlock My Full Potential’. The album was produced by Lavelle with the help of multi-instrumentalist and co-producer Ryan Hargadon (moondiver, Anna Mieke, Kojaque) and engineer and co-producer Alex Borwick (Niamh Regan, Inni-K).

Upcoming shows:

6th Oct – Grand Social Ballroom, Ireland Music Week (showcase), Dublin
23rd Nov – The Black Box, Belfast
24th Nov – Project Arts Centre, Dublin
30th Nov – Mick Lally Theatre, Galway
1st Dec – The Record Room, Limerick
6th Dec – Prims Bookshop, Kinsale
7th Dec – Coughlan’s, Cork
8th Dec – Connollys of Leap, Cork
9th Dec – St Michael’s Church, Waterville, Kerry

Tickets on sale next week via www.rachaellavelle.com


1. Travel Size
2. Let Me Unlock Your Full Potential
3. Soft Colour Palettes
4. Eat Clean
5. Gratitude
6. Perpetual Party
7. My Simple Pleasures
8. Night Train
9. Sleepy Gal
10. Big Dreams

Big Dreams is available to pre-order here