Singer-songwriter Sarah Hickey has returned with her first release of the year, a single entitled “Looking for Trouble”. The song combines Sarah’s trademark indie-pop stylings with elements of roots and blues.
“I wanted to create an atmosphere that would reflect the lyrical content”, says the Cork native, “…night time, walking home, and all the feelings of fear and worry that come with it”. Although the release comes at a particularly poignant time in Ireland, the song is a hard hitting reminder of something which is unfortunately an ever present in our society.
As well as perfectly capturing a mood, ‘Looking For Trouble’ shows Sarah’s growth as an artist. Having immersed herself in performance and songwriting over the last two years, her hard work is now paying off, this single being her third release, with much more to come.
The single, which comes out on February 10th, was recorded in Monique Studios, Cork, with Christian Best, who also played drums on the track. The ensemble was completed by Cork guitarist/producer, Kealan Kenny, and bassist, Chris McCarthy, all complementing Sarah’s distinct vocals.
Live appearances in venues such as Coughlans (Cork), Connolly’s of Leap, The Greyhound (Kilkee) and The Washerwoman (Tipperary) introduced Sarah Hickey to the live scene in Ireland, before a certain virus put things on hold. Sarah is now ready to pick up from where she left off, with Irish tour dates coming later this year.
The prolific songwriter is currently working on material for a new EP, as well as releasing two more singles in the coming months.
‘Looking For Trouble’ is officially released across all platforms on Thurs 10th February.