Sweet new music video from Sorcha

Irish singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson has been cultivating a cult fan base for several years. Songs such as Ruin Your Night, Petrol Station and Can’t We Pretend are evocative vignettes of a moment in time which find the poetry in introspection, with a tangible nod to key influences such as Sharon Van Etten, Arcade Fire, Phoebe Bridgers and Julia Jacklin.

Now comes a new video for her song Honey.

Exuding passion and tender beauty in equal measure, her narrative songwriting connects with people who have shared similar tangled emotions – as evidenced by 22 million streams at Spotify alone.

Sorcha released the biggest artistic statement of her career with her debut album, First Prize Bravery, late last year. It’s a collection of lyrical snapshots of life as a twenty-something, accompanied by the desires, doubts and developments that the decade delivers.

“It’s the hidden meaning in mundane moments,” she said.

“Days that look like any other day and yet somehow you have this feeling that it’s one you’ll remember forever.”

The album’s opening track Honey encapsulates that feeling, with love emerging from out of nowhere without making any promises for the future. 

The video for Honey was released yesterday and Sorcha had this to say about the process:

“The video for Honey was shot and directed by my friend Ross Andrew Stewart. We made it, kind of on a whim, on one of Ross’s last days in Dublin before he was going back to New York, some time before the current crisis kicked off, when you could still buy a piano on adverts for €50 and drag it through a field with your friends.

“That piano now lives at my rehearsal space, and is far more out of tune than when we picked it up that morning, with a couple souvenir blades of grass still stuck in the wheels.”

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