It’s been a busy time for Sorcha Richardson since she moved back to Ireland from NYC. The Dalkey songwriter has collaborated with All Tvvins on their recent album ‘Just To Exist’ and hooked up with Soule and Elaine Mai for the track Butterflies but now her sights are placed firmly on the release of her debut album.

Releasing singles was fun because I felt a lot of freedom move around creatively. But I’m excited to present a more 360 version of what I have in my head. It lets me tell a more complete story” says Sorcha, of her upcoming release noting the album’s subject matter to include “…the hidden meaning in mundane moments. Days that look like any other day and yet somehow you have this feeling that it’s one you’ll remember forever.”

Sorcha Richardson around Dublin. Photographs by Nicholas O’Donnell.

This approach is edified by garage rock-tinged recent single Don’t Talk About It: “It’s about avoiding conflict and being too scared to admit to yourself that you’re unhappy in a situation, because it feels easier to turn a blind eye to it than to have to deal with it head on,” she notes. “It’s something I used to do all the time. The song’s also very cathartic, like a victory lap for when you do learn to face your demons.”

Sorcha recently compiled a playlist of her favourite Irish tracks right now for GoldenPlec.

Sorcha Richardson at Whelan’s, November 20th 2019. Tickets €17.50 on sale September 6th at 10am from usual outlets.