‘January Skies’, the first single and title track from Michelle Daly’s debut album, launches January 27th on digital download and streaming sites with a special preview event on January 24th at Chaussee 131, Berlin.
The new album, was made possible with a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2019 and was recorded and produced by Charis Karantzas at Jazzanova Recording Studio, Berlin. Tracks include string arrangements by acclaimed violinist and composer Heloise Lefebvre (Sundew) as well as many notable Berlin session musicians.
The new album is Daly’s latest collaboration with long-time writing partner, Australian composer, Michael Edwards – whose writing credits include work with Morcheeba and the soundtracks for Game of Thrones, Calvary and Layer Cake.
‘January Skies’ is a bittersweet song of hope, redemption and self-compassion which sees the Berlin-based, Irish vocalist and songwriter venturing down soulful new pathways. A video for the single produced and directed by Alexander Schank will also receive its debut outing at the January 24th launch party at Chaussee 131 Bar in Berlin.
Described by The Guardian as “honey-toned”, vocalist and songwriter Michelle Daly’s versatility ranges from soul and jazz to modern opera. Her debut recording ‘Melodramas’ EP was featured on Jazz Radio Berlin/Europa and Daly has performed sold out dates at The Ellington, Berlin (Jazz Radio Berlin) and the National Concert Hall Dublin. A regular on the opera stage, Michelle recently played the female lead in the World Premier of Yasutaki Inamori’s ‘Wir Aus Glas’ for Deutsche Oper Berlin. Other collaborations include vocals on Beirut-born, electronic musician/DJ, Nur Jaber’s new album and a collaboration on the critically acclaimed ‘These New Puritans’ album ‘Inside the Rose’.
Dates for album launch events in Berlin and Dublin will soon be announced.
‘January Skies’ will be available for download and streaming on major platforms from January 27th.