Sorcha Richardson – Don’t Talk About It

New York-based, Dublin-born Sorcha Richardson has been making a name for herself for some seven years now, but her debut album First Prize Bravery is yet to be released. It’s due for this autumn, and Don’t Talk About It is the elegantly fresh first single.

The track marks a new, more mature sonic path for the singer-songwriter, which I like a lot. It’s a great piece of bedroom pop with a retro touch, where Richardson’s lush vocals are accompanied by edgy guitars, sweeping synths and warm textures. While this makes for a sweet and nostalgic musical vibe, the lyrics point in another direction.

“It’s a song about avoiding conflict and trying to keep the peace, no matter how much you end up sacrificing in order to do so”, according to the singer. “Sometimes it feels much easier to convince yourself that you’re happy in a relationship, or in a city, or in a job, than to admit to yourself that you’re not, and to have to drag that problem out the light and deal with it. But that never works, and when you leave a problem alone, 99% of the time it just grows and grows until you can’t ignore it. I’ve learned that lesson the hard way, more than once. This is a song about what you end up losing when you smile and hold your tongue, but also what an achievement it is when you do learn to confront a situation that scares you.”

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