Dublin artist Sorcha Richardson is releasing a new single “Archie” along with a stunning cinematic video May 25th.
“Archie” is a coming-of-age tale based upon friendship rather than love, and those big open road dreams of where that naive, teenage love of music may one day take you. It’s also symbolic of Sorcha’s disregard for genre expectations. What starts as dusky, desert folk suddenly takes on a grander, majestic elegance.
Sorcha is fresh from supporting Villagers on a European Tour in May, a showcase event in LA as part of the School Night Show and is looking forward to a Barbican, London show on May 26th.
“‘Archie’ is a song about teenage hopes and dreams and about losing touch with the people who you once shared them with. I wrote the earliest version of it at a writing camp in the Spring of 2021 with some of my favourite Irish songwriters. It was the one song from the camp that I kept coming back to but I would have left it off the album if not for Alex Casnoff’s influence. He was a real guiding light with this one,” Richardson says about her new single.
“We recorded it at The Clinic in Dublin with my band mates Joe Furlong, Cian Hanley and Jake Curran and it’s quickly become my favorite song to play live. As lame as it sounds, It makes me feel like I’m living out my teenage dreams when we play it. I think that’s one of the greatest feelings you can have.”