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.