Dublin alt-folk riser Ailbhe Reddy shares poignant new track ‘Looking Happy’, the latest offering from debut album ‘Personal History’ set for release 2nd October via Friends of the Family.
Showcasing her astute songwriting, ‘Looking Happy’ sees Ailbhe autobiographically navigate through break-ups in the age of social media, and rounds out the trio of singles to be released from her upcoming record; a collection of songs ruminating on the rites of passage in life as a young, emerging, queer artist from Ireland.
Detailing her newest effort, the gifted lyricist explained: “The song is all about watching someone’s life from afar post-breakup. We should all know by now that what people present online is a shiny, happy version of events but sometimes it’s impossible to have that logic when you’re hurting. Most people have probably ended up scrolling through the online profile of an ex and feeling like their life is full of fun parties and holidays, because that’s all people show of their life online”.
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Having attracted widespread acclaim throughout the tastemaker community (Consequence of Sound, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Wonderland), extensive support across the BBC 6 Music airwaves (Lauren Laverne) and notched up appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, Primavera and Latitude, Ailbhe’s profile is certainly on the rise, and her first full-length record is set to arrive at the perfect time.
Produced by Erland Cooper and Tommy McLaughlin (producer and touring member of SOAK), Ailbhe Reddy’s ‘Looking Happy’ is released September 7th via Friends of the Family and will be available on all digital platforms.
2nd October – The Workman’s Club, Dublin (album launch show)