Gráinne Cotter

Galway City, County Galway

Official account for songwriter /multi-instrumentalist, Gráinne Cotter.

Grainne’s soulful, melancholy vocal and effortlessly elegant writing have already cemented her as one of Ireland’s brightest gems. The critically embraced EP ’Tides’ saw Grainne delve deep into her Jazz & Blues roots. The potential the singer and songwriter displayed on early recordings garnered favour with Irish radio, earning her repeated play on RTE Radio 1 & Clare FM. 3 years later, after non stop performances across the country (including an electrifying Electric picnic set, a very special Other Voices Trail performance in 2018, a televised promotional performance on ’The Today Show’ for Virgin Media One), Grainne returned to the studio over the lockdown period.

Gathering influence from the rugged beauty of her much loved home of Co. Clare and fusing it with her vibrant life experience & romances of her adoptive home of Galway, Grainne began to pen ‘Jagged Rock’. What began as a jazz fused mid tempo, blossomed into a escapist disco romp of epic proportions. A full club revamp. The thumping bass intro deliciously flirts with you, commanding you to dance. Grainne’s vocal power comes to the fore and along with the silk drape of sparkly synth, thick bass groove thud, syncopated electric glitter strum & 80’s New York style backing vocals, we’re left with a velveteen pulsing groove. Feeling modern but still drawing from Grainne’s 1950’s jazz influences, Grainne’s ability to blend together genres is still very much her gift.

‘Jagged Rock’ is the perfect pre-cursor to her upcoming album entitled ‘The Second Hour’ due to be released in 2021. ‘Jagged rock’ is available to stream now.

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