News Sorcha Richardson announces new album ‘Smiling Like An Idiot’

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She’s sharing new single ‘Shark Eyes’ too.

Three years on since the release of her debut ‘First Prize Bravery’, Sorcha Richardson has announced that her second album ‘Smiling Like An Idiot’ on 23rd September via Faction.

Speaking on the new album, Sorcha says, “It’s about falling in love with a person and a place, which in this case is Dublin, and how those two are interlinked.

“I started to think about things that accompany that intense euphoria. The deep anxiety that can sometimes go with it. That feeling you get when you’re on a rollercoaster, ascending - it’s exhilarating and terrifying. I think fear is a very big part of falling in love.”

Sharing new track ‘Shark Eyes’ alongside the news, Sorcha adds, “Shark Eyes is about being totally infatuated with someone who you know isn’t as interested in you as you are in them. It’s about following your darker and more destructive impulses and allowing yourself to be taken for a bit of a ride, partly out of boredom and curiosity, but also partly out of a lingering hope that maybe this time it will end differently. I think I wrote it as a way of admitting to myself that that relationship would never be anything more than it already was, but I wanted it to still have the sweetness of a love song. Sometimes there’s a real lightness and relief in coming to that realisation about someone and knowing and accepting the limits of your relationship with them.

“It was the first song I wrote for this album and the first thing that Alex and I worked on together since we made my debut album ‘First Prize Bravery’. I think it acted as a bit of a green light to keep going.”

Check it out below.

‘Smiling Like An Idiot’ Tracklisting:
1. Archie
2. Shark Eyes
3. Spotlight Television
4. Stalemate
5. Purgatory
6. 525
7. Good Intentions
8. Hard to Fake It
9. Holiday
10. Jackpot
11. Smiling Like an Idiot

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