Soda Blonde is the new musical project of Dublin artists Faye O’Rourke, Adam O’Regan, Donagh Seaver O’Leary and Dylan Lynch, formerly of internationally acclaimed band Little Green Cars.
Taking on a whole new sound, the new collection of songs were written by O’Rourke throughout her early 20s, where she honed in on her unique lyrical style of gritty kitchen-sink realism, that evokes the tragic beauty of Karen Carpenter and the pop sensibilities of Annie Lennox.
The four members combine to create a stunning artistic collective – self-producing all aspects of their work. Involving visual concepts inspired by a crossover of artistic disciplines, such as Cindy Shermans striking self portraiture and a Lynchian approach to videography.
The result is a striking conceptual world in which the music inhabits. The music is strongly influenced by the modern soul-pop of Dev Hynes and the dark Scandinavian tones of Lykke Li and Little Dragon. O’Rourke’s powerful and hauntingly unique vocal combines with hard-hitting, atmospheric grooves to create pop music that is both emotionally affecting and deeply satisfying.