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Kynsy releases debut single, Cold Blue Light

The 23 year-old rising Irish songwriter shares her debut single and video

Introducing Kynsy, the solo project of rising 23 year-old multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Ciara Lindsey. The Dublin artist, who was tipped in 2FM’s Rising 2020 list and Golden Plec’s 2020 Picks today releases her debut single,Cold Blue Light, along with a self-directed video.

A velvet-lined boxing-glove that delivers a sucker punch of a chorus as well as head-spinning hooks, “Cold Blue Light”’s wry lyrics depict fading chancers and their last grasp at relevance. Kynsy’s louche, almost rakish delivery is half world-weary lounge singer, half astute soothsayer. About the track and video, Kynsy said:

Cold Blue Light is about the bullies we all encounter in life and looking for meaning in the darkness they create. I wanted to write a song that held some sort of balance between destruction and hope. It’s based on an encounter I had at a new year’s eve party where there was a guy spouting racist remarks at people and it was quite upsetting and stuck with me. The result was a rowdy pop song truck full of sticky anger and synth pop goo. The video was filmed just with a camera on a tripod in my back garden, I wanted it to be direct and simple so people could focus on the music.”  

Moving from the metallic lurch of a nightclubbing Iggy Pop to the icy cool of St. Vincent and the futurism of Julian Casablancas, Kynsy has constructed her own world, one with a playful juxtaposition between the warmth of pitch perfect pop melodies and the stinging realism of her lyrics.

Watch this space for more music and news on Kynsy, coming soon.

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