Dublin's Naoise Roo continues her effervescent streak with a live a cappella version of Roy Orbison's sombre yet much loved hit ‘Crying’. The track was recorded live last weekend at a fundraising and awareness event hosted by Dublin Digital Radio to raise funds for Strike 4 Repeal. Roo's stunning vocals take this classic track to a new level of gripping intensity.
Released on March 8, 2017, in honour of International Women's Day, Naoise's spellbinding cover is mesmerizing in its stark retelling, injecting a fierceness and strength that recalls the intensity of PJ Harvey and Siouxsie Sioux.
"Crying has been covered by so many artists, all touched by its stark sense of loneliness and heartbreak. Its a song that means a lot to me and considering the various negative circumstances for women in Ireland right now, I just felt compelled to sing it.It's an emotional outlet, which speaks for itself".
On her album Lilith, produced by Elder Roche (Myles Manley) and Liam Mulvaney (Girl Band) and released on Little L Records, Naoise delivers a highly accomplished and enthralling insight into the emotional and musical range of the emerging songwriter. She deals with themes of heartbreak, desire, and female identity and stylistically ranges from powerfully emotional indie rock to delicate ambient electronic, visceral hard grunge to wryly flirtatious melodies - while still remaining strikingly unique.
Listen to ‘Crying’ Here