Róisín O Announces New Single ‘Better This Way’

Released Friday 21 October
Special ‘Studio Sessions Tour’ in intimate venues around Ireland announced

Live Dates
20th October – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
21st October – Monroe’s, Galway
22nd October – Dolan’s, Limerick
23rd October – De Barra’s, Clonakilty
28th October – Cunningham’s, Kildare
29th October – Ratoath, Meath
Plus Special Dublin Show to be announced

Róisín O is set to release her latest single “Better This Way” on Friday 21 October. Recorded in Eastcote Studios, London, the track was composed by Róisín O, John Broe (Miracle Bell) and CC Brez (Republic of Loose) and produced by John Broe and Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Kaiser Chiefs, Noah and the Whale) with mixing by Ciaran Bradshaw (Cathy Davey, Fionn Regan, Miracle Bell).

The Single is part of the studio sessions for Róisín’s much anticipated second record, which will be released in early 2017. With its foreboding lyrics, ominous melodies and haunting blues guitar riffs ‘Better This Way’ seems to be a culmination of the talents of this writing trio.

Speaking about the track O explains; “‘’Better This Way’ is a bit of a departure for me, it’s a step away from the pop vibes of my last single ‘Give It Up’. In a way it’s a throwback to my folk roots but with a lot more darkness and grit than anything I’ve released before.”

The video for ‘Better this Way’ was recorded in Iceland and is set for release on September 29th. Directed by Broe and filmed by Dara Munnis, the video sees Róisín journeying through the awe-inspiring, yet harsh, Icelandic landscapes, mirroring the tone of the song.

This October Róisín O is stepping away from the studio to embark on her limited run ‘Studio Sessions Tour’ which will see her present songs in more intimate environments across Ireland; “We have been working hard over the past few months developing the new record and I think it’s important to road test the new songs in venues where we can really feel the audiences reaction”. Róisín is taking the studio on the road and the shows will be recorded live in front of a small audience. The tour will showcase never before heard songs from her eagerly anticipated second album as well as reimagined versions of favourites from ‘The Secret Life of Blue.’

‘The Studio Sessions Tour’ will be Róisín’s final performances of 2016 and will cap off a year that has seen her tour Australia, Europe and America, including stand out performances on RTE’s Centenary Programme and JJ Abrams Oscars Party in LA where she shared the stage with Snow Patrol to perform for Steven Spielberg, James Cordon and more, as well as releasing chart hits ‘Give It Up’ and ‘If You Got Love’.

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