‘around here self-destruction’s cool/ drown yourself in disco tunes’
Back today with her brand new single and second release of the year, Contender; rising dream-pop artist Aislinn Logan is giving us another insight into her sonic and artistic world. Following on from her earlier release Certain Days, Contender is taken from Aislinn’s highly anticipated forthcoming EP which is set for release next month. With support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and more; the rising Irish talent continues to secure her place within the pop world and dazzle listeners all over. And with the promise of new music on the horizon, we can’t wait to hear what she comes out with next.
A perfect new addition to Aislinn’s growing sonic collection, Contender delivers her classic bouncy dream-pop energy and vibe; juxtaposed by the slightly darker themes and subject matter. A classic pop track, the glimmering instrumental features a mass of addictive synth elements and rhythmic beats. With the synth-led intro giving a nod to Aislinn’s personal musical heroes – New Order – this also gives us a deeper insight into both her artistic world and the person behind the artist. Alongside her captivating and powerful vocals, the soundscape is filled with the emotion of a soaring and dreamy melody that makes you feel some type of way.
“’Contender’ sprang from some fairly dark subject matter but ended up sounding quite sunny. It was a little while into writing that I realised that was deliberate. I wanted it to offer a moment of relief to the listener. It’s the wanting to pick someone you care about up, relating to them but feeling quite helpless to do anything useful too. It’s daring someone to back themselves – their actual self, and stop running.”
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