The Space Between is the third and final release in a trilogy of songs written by Emma, and produced by Martin Quinn at JAM Studios in Kells, Co. Meath. Martin also performs on all three tracks together with Emma, and Andrew Quinn. Her own photography appears on the cover art for each release, and she worked with Donny Keane on the design.
The first two songs enjoyed airplay across Ireland, including on RTÉ 2XM and Radio Nova where Don’t Forget made the Top 100 Songs of 2021 via the Nova Guestlist. Described by Broadsheet.ie as being “like a lost classic by The Carpenters,” Sometimes was chosen as The Acoustic Yard Radio Show’s Song of the Week on Blues and Roots Radio.
Don’t Forget spoke of being faced with a seemingly impossible decision, and the difficulty of choosing a path without being sure of the right one. Sometimes celebrated the tentative joy and hesitant exhilaration of making a choice with only hope and faith to go on; of passing through doubt to something new. What awaits on the other side is The Space Between; a place of enlightenment where realisations are made, bold questions asked, and fresh ground broken, but where there is still work to do. It is the brave road which reveals much, and in doing so, inevitably poses new challenges.
Emma’s song is imbued with the driving force of desire, discovery, and the kind of honest, frustrated conviction that arises in that special, delicate place between truth and progress.
A music video created by Emma will appear on her YouTube Channel in the coming weeks.
To celebrate the release of all three singles, Emma will host an intimate night at The Workmans Club on Thursday 28 July at 8.30pm where she will perform a solo acoustic set of these songs, and more. She is delighted to be joined across the evening by three very special guests; Dublin-based psychedelic dreampop artist Keeley; Ray Gilligan, lead singer and songwriter from Dublin power-pop band StereoType; and, Brew, front man and songwriter from garage rock stalwarts Blue Sun.
Tickets are €6 and available on Eventbrite
More about Emma
As an independent artist and singer-songwriter in the alt folk / new folk / indie folk genres, Emma Hynes brings her lifelong passion for music and writing to everything she creates.
Her voice has been variously described as ‘pure’, ‘soulful‘ and ‘haunting,‘ and her songs, ‘poignant’, ‘wonderfully emotive’ and ‘thought-provoking’ (Indie Buddie, Broadsheet.ie)
She has opened for US folk rock two-piece Native Harrow; cinematic, atmospheric alt-rock band HAIL THE GHOST, and was one of sixteen featured artists at the Dublin Quays Festival in 2021.
In addition to her music, Emma is a published and performing writer, and a graduate of literature, drama, film and television with a love of art and photography.
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