Susan O'Neill releases indie-folk stunner, Drive

Music Review | 12th March, 2024 Susan O Neill Drive Drive (Cover Artwork)

Susan O'Neill has spent the last few years honing her craft as a solo performer. A songwriter of hidden depths, with a timeless voice that is equal parts balm and blowtorch, Susan is audacity personified, a free spirit, a real performer.

The latest single Drive is the follow up to Susans EP, Now You See It, which scooped the Best Original Folk Song award for its namesake track at the RTE 1 Folk awards in 2023.

Drive is indie-folk and at its finest showcasing Susan's soulful husky vocals supported by simple backing before diving into the chorus with crashing guitars.

The track was written with fellow bandmate brothers Cillian and Lorcan Byrne, and mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Cian Riordan (St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey, Sleater Skinny).

Speaking about the Drive Susan says;

It fell out of my mouth and onto the page in one brief sitting. I'm trying to be more honest with myself. If I can know my own chaos, chill with it, wear it like a parade of paradoxes this would be me trying that on.

Accompanied by a self-directed and filmed video for 'Drive', Susan teamed up again with longtime collaborator Christopher Luke who edited this charming video together.


Drive - Susan O'Neill (official video)

The single Drive is available through all streaming platforms.

Photo Credit: Vamp & Fade PR

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