Ailbhe Reddy: “It's a song about struggling to express yourself, which I think is pretty universal”

Brand new single The Tube is another slice of Reddy's highly addictive folk pop


IMAGE: Ailbhe Reddy


She's been compared to the likes of Lianne La Havas and Fiona Apple and with a flawless vocal, subtle hook and clever, relatable lyrics, Reddy's newest single, The Tube, is another slice of addictive folk pop from the Irish singer-songwriter, proving yet again that Reddy is one of the brightest new artists of 2017 (...and one of the most played in the DIVA office).


Following the relationship between two young women, Reddy's new video focuses on a very human experience:


“The Tube is a song about having no explanation good enough for someone, so the only thing I had left to offer was the small gesture of walking them to the nearest tube station,” says Ailbhe. “It's a song about struggling to express yourself properly to someone, which I think is probably pretty universal.”


Since the independent release of Reddy's hugely successful debut EP Hollowed Out Sea in 2016, she's had extensive radio play in Ireland, the UK and Germany. She began 2017 by releasing critically acclaimed single, Relent, which was featured on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist, followed by the release of her EP Attach To Memory.



DIVA interviewed Reddy in the summer when she told us: 


"More than anything I want [those listening to my music] to feel involved. I've always written songs with the hope that people can relate to what I'm feeling when I write. It’s that connection that I crave and that leads me to make music."


What's not to like? To read the full interview, click here.



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