Eimear to launch her debut album

‘Say the Words’, the debut album by Rooskey native Eimear Reynolds is due for release this month and according to the songstress, it’s got something for everyone.

The title track was co-written by Eimear and will join a range of traditional favourites, haunting hymns and popular, modern tracks to form what is bound to become an instant hit.

‘Black is the Colour’ and ‘Voice of an Angel’, appear side by side with songs made famous by chart sensations Ellie Goulding and Christina Perri. “They’re all songs that, over the years, I always went back to singing,” Eimear revealed. “If I connect with a song, I just enjoy it. I wouldn’t sing a song if I couldn’t find some sort of connection with it.”

The album, which has been in the making since February 2015, was recorded with Mark Cahill at Crooked Wood studios in Slane and will be officially released on Thursday, August 11th, as Eimear takes to the stage for her first ever headline concert.

Though thoroughly excited to release her work, Eimear, who was classically trained and studied Music in DIT, is hoping that those who have seen her perform before will enjoy her change in direction.

“It took me a couple of years to find my sound but everyone was so used to seeing me in the Church setting so when I wavered off that it took me a while to gain confidence. “I don’t consider myself one genre and that’s kind of something I’ve struggled with the past year,” she continued.

“It is going to be a shock but I’m really confident about the album and I’m really excited about it.” Celtic Woman Star Chloe Agnew, the daughter of Twink and renowned musician David Agnew, will join Eimear onstage, with the two even coming together to perform a duet. “It’s like a dream come true to me,” laughed Eimear, a long-time fan of Chloe and her work. “It’s still a bit surreal!”

Eimear is also a founding member of the popular Roscommon Solstice Choir, which she credits with providing many great memories, friends and contacts, but it’s to her family she reserves the most praise. “Without them I’d be nowhere,” she said. “They’re there 100% to support me.”

Eimear will launch ‘Say the Words’ with a performance at the Backstage Theatre, Longford on Thursday, August 11th. Tickets are now on sale from the Box Office at 043 3347888 or online at www.backstage.ie.

The album will be on sale on the night and will also be available for download on iTunes and Spotify