No stranger to the Irish music scene having released two no. 1 albums as one third of indie band Wyvern Lingo, and collaborated with household Irish names such as Denise Chaila and Hozier on his debut album duet, ‘In A Week’, Karen Cowley now presents her first solo project under the moniker, Krea (pronounced 'Kree-ah'). Her first offering, September Sun, is a warm, piano and harp lead track. With heavy nods to the Carole King’s Tapestry, September Sun places the songwriting and intimate vocals at the forefront.
About the song Krea says: "September Sun is about overcoming grief. Going through it yourself and watching those you love go through it. I started writing it last September on an impromptu sailing trip off the west coast of France, near Nantes. It was a day where the fog of grief lifted for a moment and things felt good again. It’s about holding onto the good days in anticipation of the bad.”
Krea is a seasoned performer having gained critical and commercial success as one third of Wyvern Lingo, as well as performing over the world with the likes of Hozier, Lisa Hannigan, and Wallis Bird. A vocalist, pianist and now novice harpist, Krea is very excited to step out on her own with this collection of songs. Her soulful vocal adds the emotional depth to September Sun yet doesn't leave you sad, teaches you an important lesson in life of accepting things are they are because you simply cannot change them. In the instrumental part of the song, you feel all the emotions, sadness, relief, peace, gratitude.
"Two voyagers lost and estranged
You and I are forever changed
Aeolian dreams and intentions
Keep us on our course of direction"