Friday July 2nd sees the release of ‘Loud Demure’, the long awaited 2nd EP from singer-songwriter Sarah-Beth.
Having spent the last two years focusing on alternative-pop band Luunah, the Cork native felt it was time to showcase a collection of piano songs encapsulating a more delicate side.
The five-track EP thoughtfully explores themes of both self-awareness and escapism. Her nonchalant vocal delivery, poignant piano arrangements and sentimental lyrics combine to create a unique listening experience, which can feel like stepping into a new world orbiting at a much slower pace.
Explaining the title of the EP Sarah-Beth shares, “I wanted to come up with a title that would encapsulate the mood set by the body of work. The overarching tone of the EP is quite serene and feminine. I believe there is strength in humility and calmness– it is often the case that the quietest in the room has the most to say, so ‘Loud Demure’ seemed appropriate.”
Portuguese producer, Eduardo Moreira was an instrumental force in bring this project to life. Sarah-Beth and Eduardo became friends while both studying at the Cork School of Music. Having mastered her first EP back in 2017, she was eager to work alongside him again.
Half the songs were recorded by Christian Best in Monique Studios while the rest were recorded by Brian Casey in Wavefield Studios. As Moreira is based in Portugal, Loud Demure was an international collaboration made possible despite numerous lockdowns and travel restrictions. The EP therefor features Portuguese musicians such as Carlos Sanches, Carolina Remaerd and João Dias adding new influence and sounds to the project.
Sarah-Beth is an Irish singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist using music as a means of interpreting the World. Self-analysis, relationships, philosophy and visual art are all derivatives from which she seeks inspiration. Her intention is to paint vibrant pictures in the mind of the listener through lyricism and prosody.
Having begun piano lessons as a young child, she recognised the significant role music would play in her life when she started composing as a teenager. The therapeutic effect of writing was enough that it lead to her tinkering on the piano for hours each day.
In 2015, she attended the MTU Cork School of Music where she studied popular music. While at music college, she formed alternative pop band Luunah with peers.
Her music has been featured on RTE Radio 1, 2fm, BBC Northern Ireland, Spin SW, REDfm and more.
‘Loud Demure’ is now available on all major platforms.