Dubh Lee (pronounced ‘dove lee’) could be the love-child of Leonard Cohen and Janis Joplin, after their encounter in the Chelsea Hotel. On stage she’s a born entertainer; when you combine her honest stage persona and slick guitar playing you get a sensational show. Since she started gigging in Summer 2018 Dubh Lee has entertained audiences across Ireland at events such as the Ruby Sessions, Electric Picnic and the Rory Gallagher festival. Her voice has featured on two recent releases from drum’n’bass group WOB! which have received significant airplay on national radio stations, and she’s now ready to release her debut single.
Dubh Lee’s debut single Virtue is a folk-infused pop song that details the mental battle between love for another person and one’s self-respect, and examines the doubts that arise from waiting for an absent lover to come around.
The song starts with gentle guitar riff, the steady beat of the drums create slightly atmospheric song which perfectly showcases Dubh Lee's warm vocal.
" i don't need to ask where you have been I know you're stuck somewhere between..."
The well-crafted lyrics create vivid images that draw the listener in, especially lines such as "There’s a pipe in a corner in the back of my mind that leaks most of the time"
or "There’s a house on a hillside, near a bay where your hair doesn’t turn grey."
Virtue shows there are exciting things on the horizon for this talented artist.