Infinite Space, the debut album from Irish artist Síomha is now available. A collection of 11 tracks in both Irish and English, it is truly one of a kind. These heartfelt and enduring songs, paired with the deep complexity of their production and arrangements make for a unique yet instantly approachable sound. A kind of cosmic, folk-informed, jazz-tinged, post-pop – listeners are comforted with some familiarity while catapulted into a space of ethereal newness and musical mastery.
The album was recorded in Ann Arbor, MI, and produced by Grammy nominated Tyler Duncan (Carly Rae Jepsen/ Theo Katzman/ the olllam).It features an all-star line up of musicians including Joe Dart (Vulfpeck), Louis Cato (Bobby McFerrin/ Snarky Puppy), Michael Shimmin (the olllam), Martin Atkinson Borrul (TOUCAN) and violinist Jeremy Kittel (Bela Fleck/ Chris Thile).
Síomha (pronounced She-vah) explains “The album is an exploration of our ability as humans to change, to break the habits and patterns imposed upon us from a young age by family and society through fully engaging with our true selves, exploring both the light and dark within and around us.”
Síomha’s love for music was passed on to her by her father, a traditional Irish musician. Growing up in the West of Ireland, her first introduction to the stage was in an Irish language primary school where music and song were revered. She picked up the guitar at age 10 and began to find her own voice through songwriting soon after.
Síomha is an artist full of heart. With the wisdom in her lyrics and the sheer power of her voice, she asks some of the most relevant and important questions of today and conveys them with courage, transcendence and yet utter humanness. Her voice is full of raw heart-felt experience. When listening to Síomha, audiences are instantly moved to feel on the deepest level and come out more intimately connected to their own worlds.
Infinite Space is an emporium of heart-lead artistry, a tapestry woven by exceptionally skilled musicians. The musical landscape is painted by breathtaking strings, worlds of percussion, lush horns, rich choral arrangements and a rhythm section rooted in groove. The tracks induce a soulful journey for the listener who is interested first by curious sounds, then swept away in symphonic genius. Beautiful and honest prose in both Irish and English inhabits this sonic universe, creating a truly culture-shaping work.
Infinite Space is a musical narrative to meaningful life. It is a declaration of the individual as part of a greater whole. Listening to this album is like being held in the embrace of a midnight sky, feeling the stars ignite within your heart and hearing the roots grow beneath your feet all at the same time. Infinite Space leaves us to question and celebrate in equal parts the very blood and bones of being human.
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