If this were a normal summer, ‘All My Love’ is exactly the kind of song one would hear blasting from terraces in Ibiza. A sun-drenched electro-pop anthem, the song features uplifting vocals from FiCat complemented by production from Diffly. The lyrics of ‘All My Love’ touch upon themes of trust, love, celebrations and reunions; just perfect for the summer of 2020.
FiCat is from Dublin although her musical journey has taken her all over the world. Back in 2011 she recorded her first EP in country-music-mecca Nashville. There she honed her songwriting skills and then returned to Dublin to front Irish pop outfit Toy Soldier, earning acclaim for her “soaring yet delicate” voice (James Hendicott, GoldenPlec).
Seeking adventure, FiCat relocated to Berlin in 2015 where she revealed a darker edge to her lyrics as the frontwoman and co-writer with Coma 54. The band were very active on the live music scene in Germany, playing in Munich and Berlin. While in Berlin, FiCat’s melodic and vocal strengths lead her to work on music for large advertising agencies, writing melodies for some of the world’s leading brands including Coca Cola, Pantene, and Febreze.
Returning to Dublin full of inspiration, FiCat teamed up with producer Diffly. She explains, ‘We clicked straight away. We both share a love for 90s dance music, singers like Haddaway and Cher, powerful vocals over driving beats. During the COVID pandemic, there was a sense of fear in the world and I felt that weight. Making music got me through the darker times. I wanted to write a song that would allow people to escape in their mind to a festival or a beach party when they listened to it.’
‘All My Love’ is the perfect antidote to the troubling times we find ourselves in right now, like a bright slice of sunshine on a grey day. FiCat has more dance-pop treats in store for us in the coming months and will no doubt be gigging as soon as that’s possible.