Every now and again I am alerted to an emerging artist whose talent shines out in a way which really, stops me in my tracks. Newcomer Roe has a classic singer-songwriter sound with electronic influences, shes also a multi-instrumentalist who has been garnering, substantial interest for her lyrically commanding style. When it comes to new singer-songwriter’s I am not looking to find the next Adele or Ed Sheeran what I am interested in most are distinctive qualities and, over and above that, a sprinkling of originality is always good. These are attributes that the 18-year-old, Irish songstress possesses, her prowess in all areas, in fact, is remarkably endearing. As a special treat, Roe has given us an exclusive acoustic performance of her current single “Playground Fights” to share with you.
The stripped back clip below especially highlights delicate vulnerabilities in Roe’s vocal and gives a better understanding of the charisma that is richly in evidence in such a vocally exposing performance. You won’t get a more exquisitely blissful goosebump-inducing wake-up call to pop tastemaker radars, than Roe’s poetic lyricism and vocal capabilities under such an intimate spotlight. It is so enthralling, addictive and will have you leaning in for more.
As I mentioned previously above, Roe does bring electronic elements into her music and, I thought it would be fitting to give you a taste of how the complete musical package all comes together as well. So, I’ve plucked out a couple of other tracks “Cheek, Boy” and “Fake Ur Death” from Roe’s recent “You Call It Art” EP which I particularly like, and I feel help to expand upon why I think she’ll most certainly be one to watch in 2018.