Ailbhe Reddy has shared her beautiful new single ‘Looking Happy’ in full.
The songwriter’s talents are an open secret in Dublin, the city that forges such a potent landscape around her work.
A bold, solitary, alt-folk aesthete, Aiblhe will release her debut album ‘Personal History’ on October 2nd.
New single ‘Looking Happy’ leads the way, a poignant depiction of the travails that follow a break up.
Intersections with social media abound, meaning that feelings are rarely, if ever, allowed to truly settle.
Ailbhe Reddy rounds this with a sumptuous melody, while production comes from Erland Cooper and Tommy McLaughlin.
“The song is all about watching someone’s life from afar post-break up. We should all know by now that what people present online is a shiny, happy version of events but sometimes it’s impossible to have that logic when you’re hurting. Most people have probably ended up scrolling through the online profile of an ex and feeling like their life is full of fun parties and holidays, because that’s all people show of their life online”
“Punchy guitars and space-age electronics back Reddy’s crystal clear vocal” – Earmilk
“the type of upbeat sad banger we’ve come to expect from Reddy” – GoldenPlec