Today Dublin-based Kynsy – real name Ciara Lindsey – shares brand new single “New Year”.
She wrote the song on New Year’s Eve and explains, “At the time I had a real desire to celebrate the turn of the year by doing something creative. I had definitely been listening to a lot of Róisín Murphy around then and with the song I wanted to explore the idea of someone who is looking for meaning as the clock edges towards midnight and a new year is on the horizon.”
On the video she adds, “I wanted to recreate the chaotic energy of the song somehow. Working with Georgia Kelly and The Collective we took inspiration from the frantic nature of old black and white silent films to make something strange and intense to try and capture that New Year energy.”
The song is co-produced by Kynsy and Charlie Andrew (Alt J, Wolf Alice, Marika Hackman).
Kynsy’s debut EP, Things That Don’t Exist, was released in 2021 and featured three standout singles. Her debut single “Cold Blue Light” was described by Dork as, “all at once understated and anthemic, a foreboding, end-of-the-world beast that channels youthful rage into something that’s both tragic and yet somehow uplifting”. DIY called follow up “Happiness Isn’t a Fixed State” “another instant mesmerising earworm from the rising multi-instrumentalist”. Remarking on the EP as a whole, The Quietus said, “Although the debut EP from 23-year-old Ciara Lindsey only features four tracks, there’s more dexterous experimentation than a lot of young artists will achieve for years.”
Her most recent single “Mr Nice Guy” was nominated for The Choice Music Prize for Irish Song of The Year 2021. Having already racked up a wealth of further praise from NME, The Line of Best Fit, Clash and BBC Radio 1, “New Year” is an exciting taste of what’s to come from Kynsy in 2022.
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11th March – Connolly’s of Leap, Cork – Tickets
12th March – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick – Tickets
10th May – Road To The Great Escape, Dublin – Tickets
11th May – Jack Saunders Presents Hopscotch at Omeara, London
12th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
13th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
28th May – Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
4th June – Live At Leeds In The Park, Leeds
5th June – Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin
18th June – Sea Sessions, Bundoran
22nd July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
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30 July – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
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