Without a waistcoat or banjo in sight, Ailbhe Reddy is a breath of fresh air from the folk world. The Dublin-born singer is letting her voice speak for itself, and her newest single, “Relent”, shows this perfectly.
When listening to the track, it’s hard not to be blown away by the raw and honest quality of her voice as she guides you through the story. And the sheer power of her incredible vocals will undoubtedly stay with you long after you’ve turned the record off.
With her newest video filmed in Murphy’s Barn, there’s a sense of stripping back to basics and focussing on the raw talent of Ailbhe’s amazing voice. It’s haunting and breathtaking, and evidence that this girl is one of the best things in folk music at the moment. Mumford & Sons, who?