On February the 21st Cork singer/song-writer Clare O’Riordan returned to the airwaves with the release of her new album ‘Outside’ featuring her new single ‘Outside’.
Following her “exquisite debut Shelter” in 2014 (Colm O’Hare, Hotpress), Irish singer/songwriter and pianist Clare O’Riordan recorded her new album ‘Outside’ in Brick Hill Studios in Cape Cod, MA, USA with producer Jon Evans (Tori Amos bass and guitar). Experimenting to broaden the scope of her sound was at the heart of this recording, where she looked to capture the energy and passion of a live performance. According to Clare, Outside has ”soul and grit” reflecting the emotional and social themes addressed in her songs.
On Outside Clare’s deep emotions on the social injustices and inequities of our times are reflected in the cinematic melodies carrying themes of homelessness ‘On the Streets’, addiction ‘Killer of Love’ and the refugee crisis ‘Outside’. Outside also celebrates the power of love and enduring hope in the face of adversity in tracks such ‘Take my Hand’, ‘Glimpse of Love’ and ‘Sailor’.  Sometimes evoking a contemporary flavour and at other times reminiscent of the past, ‘Outside’ is a mixture of soul, light funk, piano based balladry and dark soulful vocals.
‘Outside’ the new album is now available on CD from Tower Records Dublin and Golden Discs Cork and in digital format via iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon and from her website store
“A modern artist with a mature soul….[Outside] is a playful, powerful record” (Edwin McFee, Hot Press)