Belfast-born and London-residing, Aislinn Logan makes music which blurs genres. Her new single is something quite special.
Following on from her Lost and Gone EP from last year, Logan has unveiled the atmospheric and gently rumbling "So Loud".
Over a softly shifting ambient backing and folky strums, Logan delivers an impeccable vocal which hints at the duality within a relationship. As she sings the line "do you dare to shun the arms that held you?" with an undulating sensuality, there's a feeling of defensiveness meeting boldness...as the singer's vocal reaches a crescendo at the song's conclusion it represents the fallout from these polar opposites clashing, an outcome almost too formidable to face.
"'So Loud' discusses the sensory-overload a new experience can bring, and feeling a bit overwhelmed by it," says Logan. "It tackles isolation and fragility, but also has an undertone of bravery. Drawing on the notion that 'nothing worth having comes easily', it deals with finding freedom after a long hunt and realising what a paradox that can be."
Recorded with the help of engineer Carl Small in Belfast, "So Loud" should form part of Aislinn Logan's second EP due out at the end of the summer.