21-year old multi-instrumentalist, Lorraine Nash, is one of the newest talents in Ireland releasing new music in 2020. Lorraine returns with her latest single “Changing Tides”, a follow up to her debut single “Wildflower”, set to be released on May 16. Both are from her debut EP Wildflower. Originally scheduled for release in April the Wildflower EP was released June 5, 2020.
Written last year this newest release “Changing Tides” couldn’t more perfectly speak to the times we find ourselves in. Acknowledging that change is inevitable the overarching message is one of hope. Talking about the single Lorraine says, “It is about accepting the changing circumstances in our lives and facing them instead of fearing them.” Written at a time before lockdown the single conveys a more meaningful significance. Change has always come, and we will always adapt with it. While our world has changed we will forge new paths, create a community of solidarity and embrace a society that is more compassionate. It may not be the future we chose, or thought was laid out before us but it’s the one fate has handed us and may yet be the making of us.
“Changing Tides” is the most influenced by country music out of all 5 tracks on the Wildflower EP. Lorraine’s vocal emanates from soulful place, somewhere between Tracy Chapman and Gillian Welch; while she has also drawn comparisons to Sandi Thom and Antony and the Johnsons. Showcasing a diverse musical range her vocal is perfectly suited to a palate that evokes Americana and folk tones.
Performing since she was 7 years old, Lorraine is a talented pianist, guitar, harp, flute and violin player, skills that she has brought to the recording studio to create her debut EP Wildflower. Equally at home in Irish Trad, Lorraine’s original material brings an eclectic mix of music traditions to the table while ensuring that her own unique voice and élan comes through unmistakably.
“Changing Tides” was recorded, mixed and mastered in Clonmoyle East with Herring Ahern