Stephanie Rainey Reveals New Video For ’13’

November 17, 2021

It’s been a year of metamorphosis for Irish singer Stephanie Rainey. As she watched her first new music in several years be embraced by a new generation of Irish fans, she has been planning the release of a new collection of songs that speak of her transformation from emerging pop star to established artist. New single ‘13’ is the first single from her upcoming EP and its accompanying video, out November 22, captures these nuances of change.

Directed by Dog Day Media (Ed Sheeran, Beoga) the video features Shane Casey (Young Offenders) and Darren McSweeney (MC Tiny) as his 13 year-old self. The video is beautifully shot in locations around Cork and encapsulates how anybody can end up in a rut and all it takes is a spark for us to find appreciation in our lives and become more fulfilled.

‘13’ is a song about change, how you have evolved from when you were 13 to who you are now. It poses the questions are you happy with who you have become, have you accomplished the things you thought you would, and what is stopping you from making 13-year-old you proud? Stephanie Rainey wrote the single to commemorate her nephew on what would have been his 13th birthday. It’s explores ideas around the innocence of youth, the experience and privilege of growing older, and appreciating life’s lessons. ‘13’ was co-written by Stephanie with Jim Duguid (Paulo Nutini) and Gary Keane (Hermitage Green/ Pa Sheehy) and produced by Ash Howes (Callum Scott/ Olly Murs/ Jack Savoretti/ Kylie) & Gary Keane.

Recent singles from Stephanie Rainey ‘No Cowboy’ and ‘Ross & Rachel’ blistered through the Irish charts and dealt with topics such as redemption and the sparks that fly between two people who are made for each other. Her eagerly awaited new EP is due out in 2022. After selling out O’Mahony’s in Watergrasshill and Autumn Air in minutes Stephanie is excited to get back on the road in 2022. Originally marked for November 2021 her nationwide tour will now take place April 2022 with four new dates confirmed. Stephanie will also reunite with her Irish Women In Harmony ensemble for a nationwide tour in May 2022.

Stephanie is thrilled with the reaction to her new music which saw both singles break the Top 10 with ‘Ross & Rachel’ reaching #4 and ‘No Cowboy’ reaching #6 on the Irish Breakers Radio Chart. She has also been playlisted on 2FM, RTE Radio 1, iRadio, Beat 102-103, Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Radio Kerry, Tipp FM, Today FM and Cool FM. Currently, ‘No Cowboy’ is about to break through 125,000  streams on Spotify while ‘Ross & Rachel’ has been streamed almost 80,000 times. The popularity of the singles has clocked up 10,000 Shazams. Meanwhile, ‘Ross & Rachel’ also has 110,000 streams on Soundcloud.

One of Ireland’s most-played female artists on radio, Stephanie Rainey has a combined 30 million streams and views across all music on social platforms. Stephanie has shared spotlights with the likes of Imelda May, Kodaline, The Waterboys, Tom Walker, and Tom Odell.

Stephanie has also played most of Ireland’s best music festivals, including INDIE and Electric Picnic, has sold out Irish venues with ease, and is a record breaker (going gold) courtesy of her inclusion in the ensemble Irish Women in Harmony, whose 2020 cover version of The Cranberries’ Dreams has amassed over 6 million Spotify streams.

Live Dates:

April 14 – Roisin Dubh, Galway

April 15 – Whelan’s, Dublin

April 23 – Dolans, Limerick

April 29 / 30 – Live at St Luke’s, Cork

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