Album Review Sorcha Richardson - First Prize Bravery4 Stars
Sorcha scores heaps of charm and charisma on this full-length debut.
With a glut of artists touting safe synth-addled folk in recent years, it’s tempting to dismiss the sub-genre as an obsolete, at best derivative, blip. Sorcha Richardson goes some way in bucking the trend; pairing perky electro-pop songcraft with plucky acoustic antics, avoiding beige in favour of colourful traction. Tapped from recent transatlantic travels, a spell in Brooklyn and subsequent return to the Irish capital, the Dublin singer-songwriter flaunts confessional, coming-of-age spirit with a sense of pure unspoilt vitality.
Sorcha flits between wistful and the playful with ease; dealing tight melodies that fizzle in a sugar-coated mix. ‘First Prize Bravery’ excels in this; lead single ‘Don’t Talk About It’ is rendered with punchy polish, while the bubblegum bliss of ‘Oh Oscillator’, along with ‘Red Lion’, bask in collective kinetic glitz, “an endless vacation / a movie scene” that keeps on rolling. Sorcha scores heaps of charm and charisma on this full-length debut - kicking out the jams, without a doubt.
Sorcha Richardson - Smiling Like An Idiot
It takes as much from the healing powers of time and reflection as it does from the starry-eyed heat of the moment.
Sorcha Richardson announces new album ‘Smiling Like An Idiot’
She’s sharing new single ‘Shark Eyes’ too.
Sorcha Richardson shares new track ‘Archie’
It’s the first track from her second album.
Sorcha Richardson shares new single ‘The Starlight Lounge’
“Sometimes life’s biggest changes occur through a series of very small and intimate moments. This is a song about joining the dots between them.”