Rebecca Shannon who releases under Chirpy – is a dark, dream pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin, Ireland. Her debut six track demo EP 'Real Life' which was released in summer '17 went straight to No. 1 on the Irish iTunes download charts and received widespread critical acclaim in the tastemaker sphere internationally. She followed this release with a self-titled debut album in 2018.
Rebecca has collaborated with many Irish and International performers as a producer and session musician. Her cinematic style combines a sweep of cross-genre influences from predecessors including Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush and Björk, to the contemporary sounds of Stina Nordenstam, Jessie Ware and Lali Puna.
She is back in 2021 with 'The Gift', her first release in three years, produced by Darragh Nolan (A. Smyth, Ailbhe Reddy, Sacred Animals). The track has a stylish electro-jam feel, combining an exhilarating mix of electronic soundscapes using analogue instruments. The music wants to paint an atmosphere and engulf the listener on a journey, even just for a moment. The theme grapples with euphoric greed, unrealistic expectation and self-worth using familiar wording.
It is the first of a series of releases that will take her audience through 2022. These releases form part of a new live audience event she is creating, that we'll hear more about in the new year. 'Hopefully opening up a new landscape of collaborative sound that my listeners have not experienced or participated in before now'. - Chirpy