Susie Q’s latest single ‘Hold On’ debuted at the top of the iTunes alternative chart in November and represents the Oola native’s latest mark on the Irish music scene.
Upon its release the song was selected as Hot Press’ song of the day and was accompanied by a stirring music video directed by Elijah Egan.
Susie Q explained that the song was originally written for friends of hers who were struggling with personal relationships.
She then adapted the song to have a more universal message that could be understood by anybody who listened.
“The song is a reminder for when we’re in our darkest hours that hard times do pass.
“It’s important to remember that many new moments of joy, peace of mind, connection and love are ahead of us,” she said.
Susie Q (also known as Susan Quirke) has been making her mark on the music scene since the launch of her debut track ‘Home’ earlier this year.
The track, about the global refugee crisis, received extensive national radio airplay and she has since performed at Electric Picnic and other festivals throughout Ireland.
She has been praised by top media personalities including RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy who described her voice as having “echoes of Sinéad O’Connor and Dolores O’Riordain.”
Susie Q is also a meditation teacher and has worked in the area of mental health for several years.
She says her work in this area has given her huge insights into many of the issues faced by people in day-to-day life, something that has inspired much of her songwriting, including ‘Hold On’.
‘Hold On’ features Colm Quearney (co-production, guitar, mandolin), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (violin), Ruth Kennington (engineering) and Grammy award-winner David Odlum (mixing and mastering).
You can watch the video for ‘Hold On’ on YouTube or Facebook and listen to the single through Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp or Susie Q’s website “susieqmusic.com”.
Susie Q’s debut album Into the Sea will be released in 2019.
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