Sorcha Richardson revels in 20/20 vision on ‘Smiling Like An Idiot’. The album - which follows the timeline of a relationship - takes as much from the healing powers of time and reflection as it does from the starry-eyed heat of the moment. The immersive first act leans into poetic denial, with its rose-tinted sound brightest on ‘Spotlight Television’, at first glance a gooey love song, yet one that jars once you realise the lyrics are “I’ll keep getting smaller for you / Anything that I can do”. This self-aware indulgence makes the eventual shift to tentative happiness all the more appealing. ‘Hard To Fake It’ revels in allowing itself to brood; ‘Holiday’ comes full-circle with lyrical realism. These subtle changes in tone keep ‘Smiling Like An Idiot’ from feeling too repetitive, and place her learning curve at its core.
She’s sharing new single ‘Shark Eyes’ too.
It’s the first track from her second album.
“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.”
Sorcha scores heaps of charm and charisma on this full-length debut.