SAL might hail from County Cork, but her music touches an audience globally. Her formative Cork years saw her collaborate with local musicians, allowing her to learn and refine her music. After signing a management deal with Charlie B Management, she released three singles, which were all met with critical acclaim. SAL’s also proven that her live show is as infectious as her music, sharing the stage with the likes of Declan O’Rourke, Aimee, Mick Flannery, The Stunning, Luka Bloom, Wyvern Lingo to name a few.
SAL is set to make her mark on 2023 with new single “Red Wine.” The track is an ethereal new offering that is emotive and immerse, and manages to find the perfect melting point between folk, pop and soul. The single features endearing acoustic guitars, driving bass lines and divine backing vocals. SAL’s lead vocals land on top, and are as emotional as ever, working hand in glove with well-penned lyrics.
Speaking about the single, SAL says: “I wrote ‘Red Wine’ in the depths of winter by candlelight. It’s a song about struggling to let go and facing a painful truth. A longing to hold on to how things used to be and knowing that the weight of love you have for someone might always feel like an indulgence but it’s all that you know. The song fell out of me effortlessly, it almost felt like the song was waiting for me to write it.
I recorded ‘Red Wine’ with a recording collective here in Cork, Ireland called Catalyst. I have never felt more at ease and comfortable in a recording setting. The song just fell into place without much discussion between the musicians, producer or myself about what was needed. It was all extremely intuitive, gentle and fell into place so beautifully. The trumpet and piano were tracked after the live recording. These embellishments added so much more sadness and vulnerability to the song, which complimented the lyric in the most perfect way”
SAL recently completed her cafe tour of Ireland with acclaimed singer-songwriter, Louis Cormack. Alongside this, she opened for Green in Galway’s Black Box. SAL’s Bloom Tour will take place across Ireland in February and March, and it’s not one to miss.