Music from the Heart

smythy - Stay the Night (single)

smythy is the stage name of indie pop artist Andrew Smyth. Hailing from Tipperary and currently based in Galway, smythy is looking to break into the Irish music scene with his uniquely pop inspired indie sound. Having been involved with various musical projects over his 26 years Andrew Smyth has found the solo project of smythy to be the perfect environment to allow him to thrive musically. Taking inspiration from artists such as Dayglow, Real Estate, Hers and Mac Demarco smythy crafts tunes that have a lo-fi indie feel bursting at the seams with catchy pop melodies that will have listeners singing along and eager to hear more.

smythy has spent the last year writing new material and perfecting his sound both live and in studio. In December of 2021 the Galway based musician began the recording process for his debut EP set to come out September 2022. Working alongside acclaimed producer and musician Rory Ryan smythy has created a five track project which combines pop melodies with synth rock elements. The first single from the project entitled "turn back the time" was released April 2022. A nostalgic indie pop song telling the story of two former lovers taking a road-trip together and wishing they could rekindle their lost love. Melancholic lyrics and catchy hooks combine to create a tune that will be stuck in listeners heads, having them eager to hear more. Jangly guitar riffs, energetic drum beats and sweeping synths flow throughout the piece taking the listener on a journey of their own.
Two more tracks from the EP are set to be released as singles over the summer of 2022. smythy alongside his band are lining up gigs over the summer in the hopes of promoting these singles. The band have played iconic venues such as Whelan's and The Roisin Dubh supporting local artist Cormac Looby and most recently the group have played Monroes Co. Galway supporting Cork based band Rowan. smythy is eager for the world to hear his tunes and excited for the road ahead.

His latest single, entitled "Stay the Night", was recorded in Galway with local producer Rory Ryan who had a great vision for the final product. "Stay the Night" is a psychedelic indie pop track written from the perspective of a person who has just come out of a long term relationship. The writer yearns for his previous partner and tries to find her amongst the variety of relationships to no avail. Sad but powerful lyrics contrast with the more upbeat melody. There is hidden darkness in the lyrics, the sadness the singer cannot shake.

"How can I be someone else for a day

it's hard to know"



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