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Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lorraine Nash on the soundtrack to her life
What song is stuck in your head at the moment?
This is probably because I’ve been hearing it nonstop on the radio lately, but Midnight Sky by Miley Cyrus is well and truly stuck in my head.
What song or band got you properly interested in music?
I had always been interested in music but I think Damien Rice’s album “O”, got me interested in writing my own songs.
Do you have a favourite Christmas song?
I’m really not a massive Christmas music person but I’d pick Fairytale Of New York, can’t beat a classic.
Is there a song that instantly reminds you of a particular person?
I have a Spotify playlist with some of my friends that we listen to on repeat when we are together, so anything from that reminds me of them.
What was the first song that you ever performed?
I think the first song I performed on my own was one I wrote when I was 16 called Snowflakes.
First gig you went to and last gig that you went to?
The first gig I went to was Kodaline in the INEC, the last gig was actually the night before lockdown and it was one of the CIT Battle of the Bands gigs in Cyprus Avenue.
What song do you wish that you had written and why?
Delicate from that Damien Rice album was one I really adored and I guess wishing I had written those songs was encouragement to try and write my own.
What song transports you back in time and why?
Way Back When by Kodaline was the song sung at my graduation from school so that one does bring back some fond memories.
Which song makes you sad when you hear it?
Tom Odell is great for sad music, Sense is one of his songs that usually gets me.
The first band you remember hearing?
When there were so many of us in the house growing up it’s hard to remember which one exactly but I think it could have been Blondie.
Is there a song that you always listen to whilst travelling in the car or on the bus/train ?
Fleet Foxes make great driving music especially when I’m on my own and want to belt out some harmonies. Ragged Wood is a good one.
Is there a song whose lyrics resonate with you and why so?
I love the message in Song For our Daughter by Laura Marling, her lyrics always seem to get me thinking and I enjoy that about her.
What was the first album/single that you bought?
Being the youngest of five siblings I would usually end up listening to whatever they had picked up but when I got an ipod Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream was probably one of the first I decided I wanted.
Is there a song/band that you love that was introduced to you by someone else?
There are definitely loads but being introduced to Father John Misty by a friend was great, I’m a bit of a superfan of his now.
If you could only listen to one album again for the rest of your life what would it be?
Spotify seems to have spoiled me and I only seem to sit down and listen to a full album if it’s a release I’ve been looking forward to by an artist for a while but one I can listen to regularly and not get sick of is Sunny Side Up by Paolo Nutini.
Lorraine’s single “Winter Sun” is out now listen here ”
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