On the 16th of May, 21 year old Kerry native Lorraine Nash released her newest single entitled ‘Changing Tides’. Both this song and Nash’s debut single ‘Wildflower’ are releases from her debut EP of the same name, scheduled for release on June 5th 2020.
Lorraine is a multi-instrumentalist and her music can only be described as the perfect blend of folk, country and trad. She has been performing since the very young age of 7 and has learned to play piano, guitar, flute, harp and violin, skills of which she has carried through to help create the ‘Wildflower’ EP. The EP is compiled of five tracks, each of which have their own laid back and mellow sounds that are easy listening and would make for the perfect soundtrack to a summer car journey!
Out of all 5 songs on this EP, ‘Changing Tides’ is most influenced by country music. It was written by Lorraine last year, however it is being released now, as it perfectly speaks to the times we currently find ourselves in. The single is meaningful and significant to our current situation as it acknowledges that change will always come and we will always be able to adapt to this change. When talking about this release, Lorraine has said that ‘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.’ The song is about recognizing that change is inevitable and the underlying message is one of hope.
Lorraine’s voice and her lyrics for ‘Changing Tides’ are very mature sounding, given that she is only 21 years old. Her optimism shines through in this song, which is exactly what we need in these current times. Lorraine is a captivating new presence in the Irish music scene!
You can listen to ‘Changing Tides’ by Lorraine Nash over on Spotify here!