Described by The Guardian as “honey toned” vocalist and songwriter Michelle Daly’s versatility ranges from soul and jazz to opera. Her music is inspired by retro soul and rhythm & blues artists, employing classic pop songwriting elements.
‘In My Dreams’, the 2nd release from Michelle Daly’s debut album, will be available this November on all digital platforms. A soundtrack worthy piece, with tarantino-esque guitars and sultry vocals. It sees the Berlin-based, Irish vocalist and songwriter venturing down soulful new pathways and portraying a trip hop influence. A video for the self-penned single, produced by Alexander Schank will also receive it’s debut outing.
The upcoming album recorded at Jazzanova Recording Studio, Berlin was produced and arranged by Charis Karantzas. It is Daly’s latest collaboration with long-time writing partner, Australian composer, Michael Edwards - whose writing credits include work with Morcheeba and the soundtracks for Game of Thrones, Calvary and Layer Cake. The debut single and album title track ‘January Skies’ was released in January 2020 and has since been aired on RTE Radio 1. The album’s rescheduled release is planned for early 2021.
Her debut recording, Melodramas EP (2014) was featured on Jazz Radio Berlin/Europa and Daly has performed sold out dates at The Ellington, Berlin (Jazz Radio Berlin) and the National Concert Hall Dublin. A regular on the opera stage, Michelle has performed as a soloist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and more recently created the female lead in the World Premier of Yasutaki Inamori’s ‘Wir Aus Glas’ for Deutsche Oper Berlin. Other collaborations include vocals on the critically acclaimed ‘These New Puritans’ album ‘Inside the Rose’ and Michelle is also working on new material with Beirut-born, electronic musician/DJ, Nur Jaber. Michelle is currently working on a collection of covers. The first, recorded remotely during lockdown, is a collaboration with musicians and producers based in Dublin, Paris & Berlin. This offering will be a cover of Massive Attack’s trip hop classic ‘Unfinished Sympathy’