New Single from Aran Sheehy ‘Mandala’
Mandala’ is the second single, and first fully solo effort from Wicklow based artist Aran Sheehy. It will be released on all major streaming platforms on Thursday, the 1st of September, 2022.
Aran’s debut ‘Burn,’ a collaboration with Ailsha, went to number 1 in the iTunes Electronic Charts.
2022 has seen Aran be the recipient of awards from both The Arts Council of Ireland and DLR County Council to create two separate albums with Manyana, an electronica duo of which he is a member of with David O’Rourke.
Music written, recorded, and produced by Aran has been featured on platforms such as RTÉ, Hot Press, iHeartRadio, SBS Australia, SpaceAmbient (over 100,000 subscribers) and The Psychedelic Muse (over 250,000 subscribers)
Aran’s music has also gained hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify and other platforms.
Apart from his solo career and his work with Manyana, Aran works as a freelance journalist for Hot Press and presents his own radio show on Downda Road Radio entitled ‘Emerald Sounds’ (which showcases up and coming Irish artists) He also works as a freelance producer and sound engineer, and has recently has been awarded entry into 2022’s ‘Music Production for Games’ class in Griffith College.
In the Artists Words
“I’m so happy to announce the release of my next single ‘Mandala.’ This song draws influences from all across the electronic spectrum, especially from deep house, tech house, techno and IDM. ‘Mandala’ is driven by a heavily distorted bass riff crafted with a Korg MS20, a trademark synth of the 1970’s and my instrument of choice when looking to create deep, emotive electronica.
I wrote this song while in recovery for a horrible, debilitating neck injury that had meant I couldn’t work on music, exercise, or even socialise for several months. Initially, the sudden loss of these three key platforms on which I had built my life upon was mentally devastating but, eventually, through much physical and psychological conditioning, I was able to traverse this difficult path towards the recovery of both my mind and body. ‘Mandala’ is the first song I wrote after being able to somewhat function in the same manner that I could previously, and as such represents my spiritual journey through such an unexpectedly dark period of my existence.”
Written, produced, performed and mastered by Aran Sheehy.
Artwork by Aran Sheehy
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