On the banks of the River Liffey, just outside of Newbridge Co. Kildare, 25 year old singer-songwriter Jamie D’Arcy constructs his musical world. Having been inspired by artists like Ben Howard, Adrianne Lenker, Julia Jacklin and David Kitt , this world is rooted in folk music but often grows into lush electronic textures that surround his voice. His interest in combining simple acoustic sounds with tasteful electronic elements and his willingness to experiment are what make Jamie’s music more than just a man and his guitar. The stories in his lyrics explore contemporary life for a young person in Ireland. This is perhaps best illustrated in his debut single ‘Friends’ where Jamie sings about his frustration with the things that go unsaid in many male friendships.
His debut EP, ‘Learning to Live (Part 1)’ examines new-found love and existence after heartbreak. Finding yourself after losing someone else is a common subject in music but Jamie brings something new, both in sound and in sentiment, with his distinctly Irish voice. At times ‘Learning to Live (Part 1)’ is deeply dejected but, ultimately these are songs of hope. Detailing the long journey of growth and self-discovery after loss.