Irish singer songwriter Róisín O has released the new single ‘2023’, the second track taken from her upcoming EP due later this year. ‘2023’ follows on from the hugely successful January release of ‘Heart + Bones’, which bought Róisín O much fanfare (“Stunning” – Hot Press), and a coveted spot on BBC1 as part of its flagship Six Nations Rugby coverage.
As we approach the end of another lockdown it’s hard not to wonder, ‘will we ever be the same again?’. This sentiment is brilliantly captured by Róisín in this feel-good pop-perfect summer banger. Though written during lockdown, ‘2023’ captures the current mood as things begin to open up and we look forward with optimism & hope to the future.
Speaking about the single Roísín says, “I wrote 2023 in the depths of the 2nd lockdown in Ireland when things were pretty grim. It was a great respite to get into studio with Cian, he has such a contagious, refreshing optimism, and the more we worked on the song the more it became about looking forward to the future with optimism and hope. The release of ‘2023’ comes at such a great time, when the summer is stretching out in front of us and we can imagine being with pals again in a garden, or a field, or a beer garden somewhere. That’s when I imagine ‘2023’ will come on. And everyone will bop”.
Written with Cian McSweeney (True Tides) and produced by Phil Magee, (Kodaline, Wild Youth, The Script, The Academic, JC Stewart) ‘2023’ is pop perfection, building enthusiastically throughout before punching through with an upbeat chorus that will have listeners heads bopping all summer.