An Irish expat folk artist based on the Gold Coast, Eimhin (pronounced Ev-an) has turned the pain of a disintegrated relationship into his debut single, 'Lately'.
Quaint, mystical, charming indie folk that borders on glistening pop melodies, 'Lately' then bursts into an indie rock stunner the second half, Eimhin's powerful voice carrying forward a luminous message of unembellished optimism.
The song was birthed after Eimhin returned to the Gold Coast after seven years living in Melbourne and coincided with the breakdown of long-term relationship.
"Coming home to the Gold Coast at the height of the pandemic after seven years in Melbourne, and following the breakdown of a really important relationship, I found myself in the darkest place I've ever been," he says.
Ahead of the song's release tomorrow (13 May), scenestr is thrilled to premiere 'Lately' today.
"'Lately' is about looking inward," continues Eimhin. "It's about asking yourself honestly whether or not you think that you are a good person.
"I wrote it at the beginning of the pandemic right after lockdown two when. . . everything felt like it was collapsing in on itself.
"I found myself thinking about how I show up in the world. 'Lately' is about the turning point by which I realised there's a better way to be. . . realising that love is powerful and that vulnerability is not weakness.
"I thought guarding myself emotionally protected me, but all I was doing was cutting myself off from the full experience of being alive, of being human."
Eimhin launches 'Lately' tonight (12 May) at Mo's Desert Clubhouse (Gold Coast).