The Irish multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist and producer Rachel Mae Hannon has released a fine line of soul and pop-inspired singles to date and the Like It Is EP last year with some production work by Cian Sweeney of 1000 Beasts in the mix.
Hannon’s latest single with accompanying video ‘Work It Out’, out today is probably my favourite to date, an open-hearted paean to addressing an underlying problem in a relationship, couched in a summery soul song.
The song was co-produced and cowritten by Matt Weir.
Watch the video directed by Tim Shearwood, Rachel Mae Hannon and Barry Kavanagh.
“’Work It Out’ is about being in a relationship and knowing you have underlying issues to sort out, but delaying them to enjoy the present moment instead. With all of my tracks, I try to add my personal viewpoint on universal situations. The lyrics for ‘Work It Out’ came naturally as procrastination seems to feed into my day to day life, as well as my relationships.”
‘Work It Out’ is released today, May 6th.
Rachel’s upcoming gigs include festivals like Sea Sessions and Indiependence, as well as a headline Dublin show at the Grand Social on 27 August.