Cork-born and Dublin based alternative R&B soul artist, songwriter, producer and vocalist Helen Murray is set to make waves on the 17th September with her debut release ‘Thank You’.
Helen has performed on some of Ireland’s biggest stages including: Vicar Street, Electric Picnic, RTE 2fm, Today FM and The Late Late Show with artist’s such as James Vincent McMorrow, Aimée, Mik Pyro and Somebody’s Child.
Now armed with a catalogue of impressive releases, Helen is ready to step into the Irish music scene and further afield with her first single ‘Thank You’. Inspired by her early days listening to N.E.R.D, Christina Aguilera, No Doubt, and Destiny’s Child, Helen found her unique, bold and progressive sound. Drawing on experiences of past relationships, Helen wrote and produced ‘Thank You’ in her small bedroom in Dublin City on a cold winter’s day in January 2020. Helen wanted to write an anthem about breakups that was empowering and freeing and that didn’t dwell on heartbreak.
Helen explains that “This song explores self-acceptance, self-confidence and gratitude that comes when you remove yourself from a relationship that isn’t good for you anymore. I suppose it’s a twisted love song thanking the person who entered my life because when they left I realised I deserve so much more than what they gave me.”
The final touch of magic was added by talented producer RVSTLESS (Tomike, Melina Malone, Tobi-A), who Helen has been collaborating with since early 2020. Helen also worked alongside producer Adam Shanahan (Nealo, Bobbi Arlo, Shiv) who recorded and edited the vocals for ‘Thank You’. It’s impossible to listen to Helen Murray’s music without hearing the influences of late 90’s early 00’s pop and R&B. Her sound merges neosoul, R&B, and electronic music to create an energetic, honest and enticing experience. The perfect balance of confidence and insecurity.
Helen Murray is to release a series of singles throughout 2021 and 2022. ‘Thank You’ is out on all music platforms on the 17th September 2021.