LAOISE (Credit: Nathan Burke)
'Again' (Acoustic)

Ireland's LAOISE feels unstoppable.

Vivid, imaginative alt-pop that seethes with her originality, the singer's debut EP brought comparisons to Scandi-pop icon Robyn.

The singer's second EP drops next year, with LAOISE able to lead the way with new single 'Again'.

Prompted by writer's block and her experiences as a woman in Ireland, it reflects on changes in her own life and the country around her.

With debates over abortion and other areas of women's lives, it was a traumatic but at times inspiring time, something she channels in this new single.

LAOISE explains:

“I had been struggling to write at the beginning of the year actually. I was finding it hard to take in everything that was happening around me. Women's health and our rights were being debated here in Ireland at every corner you turned, and some things weren't very nice to hear.”

“Becoming 21 and understanding what it means to be a woman amidst all of this chaos was overwhelming, and the way I dealt with it was writing this song. I sat down at the piano and I wrote the bones of the song in about 15 minutes back in March, it just came pouring out of me as if it had been suppressed for too long. It was quietly confident, and we all worked to pull that confidence to the forefront. Listening back now, I can hear that it's not just about other people deciphering what I'm worth, that's for me to decide.”

LAOISE returns to the piano for this new acoustic version, a stripped down performance that lingers on her tender, gently overwhelming vocal.

Tune in now.

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