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New Release – Panic Attack by Caragh

todayFebruary 9, 2023 244 11

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If lush orchestrations, cinematic choral soundscapes coupled with infectious melodies and poignant lyrics are your bag then Glasgow (Scotland) based singer-songwriter Caragh has plenty to offer. Fusing choral melodies with intimate stories, Caragh will envelope you in a world that is enchanting, engaging and enigmatic.

From a young age, Caragh has been immersed in music. Earning her stripes in church choirs and choral societies, she has sung in the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and with the RSNO junior chours. Combining classical influences with the titans of songwriting; The Beatles, Joni Mitchell and Sia, Caragh has developed her own unique sound which runs through her music.

Her new single ‘Panic Attack’ is the first release from Caragh’s upcoming album, ‘Pieces of Me’ due out in September 2023.

“I decided to release this one first as it perfectly describes my initiation into motherhood and illustrates the effects of the pandemic on people’s mental health. Despite the alarming title, the song is a positive affirmation, a pep talk if you like, to take a minute, recalibrate and move forward.”

“The song is inspired by the overwhelming sense of responsibility that came with the initiation into parenthood but translates to anyone who is trying to hold it all together when life gets a bit too much.”

“For me, motherhood is a wonderful journey, but it’s not without its challenges, especially having a child during the global pandemic. ‘Panic Attack’ is a reaction to the overwhelming sense of responsibility and pressures I faced during those initial months of adapting to the ‘new normal’ and adjusting to our expanding family.”

“As a society, we are acclimatising to a ‘new normal’, in the aftermath of the pandemic. I see and hear of a lot of people who still feel this overwhelming sense of anxiety and I wanted to use my own experience, as I think it will resonate with those people and help them understand they are not alone.”

“This is my first foray into production after learning how to record and produce music at home, during lockdown. It was great to team up again with Audrey Tait (Franz Ferdinand, Broken Chanter, The Girl Who Cried Wolf) and Lauren Gilmour (The Girl Who Cried Wolf) who previously worked on my EP ‘The Show’. Between recording in my garage and late-night sessions at Novasound Studios, we produced this sound that draws influences from David Gray, The Beatles and Beth Orton.”

‘Panic Attack’ will be out 17th February. A pre-save is available here.

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