"Unique and gorgeous quality to her voice.... a great singer-songwriter" - Ed Smith, Today FM
"If Carlsberg did debut singles.... 'Sit With Me' is a winner" - Claremorris Folk Festival
Mayo born singer- songwriter Tracy Gallagher releases her new single and video 'Caves' releases May 26th 2022. A collaboration with Belfast based producer Michael Mormecha, Caves is a blend of Tracy’s rich, haunting vocals and sharp and insightful song-writing style with the production mastery of Mormecha.
The result of this partnership is a dark, unique and original piece of musicianship and artistry that serves to enthral, unsettle, move and beguile the listener. Poetic lyrics with threads of love, exploration, loss and hope combined with Mormecha’s production genius weave a rich and intriguing tapestry which captures the attention of the audience and holds it. Caves is ultimately about delving within, into the unknown, facing inner fears and challenges and consequently finding meaning in the world.
Gallagher’s blend of beautifully haunting vocals and a poetic and catchy song-writing style has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life and earned her a rightful place amongst Ireland’s finest emerging indie artists. Tracy’s new material marks a transition from a more folk centric style to a darker, folk-rock, alternative/indie sound, mixing poetry and music together seamlessly and leaving the listener with that wonderful ‘chill’ after an artist has managed to move you. World travels, huge life changes and personal challenges have all influenced her story-telling and outlook on life and are evident in her song-writing. Having tried her hand over the years at a number of various careers from teaching French to hypnotherapy, Tracy decided it was finally time to commit fully to music and produce her first studio-recorded work. This ultimately led to converting an old work van into a rustic home on wheels and hitting the road to write and live out her dreams as a wayfaring musician. Travelling far and wide in her self-converted camper van allows her to glean inspiration from beautiful places and affords her the quiet retreat that song-writers so often desire in order to write.
Tracy cites Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Ella Fitzgerald, Jeff Buckley, Paul McCartney and Aimee Mann as some of her primary influences and she has her debut EP 'The Fallen' due for release in February 2020.
"The Fallen is stunning. Simple beautiful and beautifully simple, each song better than the last" - Ed Smith Today FM