|For You – The Debut Album|
Straight out of North West London but with her roots firmly planted in the Irish culture, we have the debut album from Sinéad called ‘For You’. It presents a fresh take on the folk tradition which delivers us a sound that is inherently and uniquely hers pulling influences from artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman. Sinead herself is an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, and pianist and it all blends together with dreamy orchestral colours.
Her emotionally charged songwriting strikes a chord with the listener, the vivid colours she paints with her lyrics inspired by nature, poetry and human relations feels timeless and authentic. The album boasts a variety of styles, from the inviting opener Wise Enough to which sends us into her world, the drive of Love Can Be The Enemy (For You) and my personal favourite is the Irish Jig of Nobody Knows which sounds fresh off country radio.
She also proves she can write a good ballad which comes to us in the form of Running out of Love which features arpeggiated guitar lines, a compelling string arrangement, and vocal harmonies.
“I’m wise enough to know that you would have said the same things to another” she sings with a mature tone showing this time it’s different and she recognises that she isn’t the only woman that this man has been flirting with, because she’s been through it all before she is a better person now and isn’t naïve.
Her undeniable talent really shines here on her debut which she has been building up to since her childhood musical upbringings, it’s a triumph for her and her musical journey. She is a resilient musical force and this album shows she could go off in many directions.
Whatever her future brings, in her own words “round, round the little train goes where it’s going nobody knows.”
Written by Charlie Scott