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North London-born Sinead Harnett’s own brand of R&B on her new self-titled EP is filled with delicate melodies and underlying embellishments but anchored with a hard bodied soul that is mature beyond her 26 years.
From the age of around 10, Harnett began writing the earliest blueprints of songs from the family piano as a means of catharsis from the isolation at home. As her musical ability started to grow, so did her musical palette.
Using this broad musical taste, Harnett began to use jazz, blues and hip hop instrumentals as her backdrop, creating a musical fingerprint and honing her songwriting craft as a means of self-expression. This craving to entertain eventually led her to the stage, both in the form of dramatic performance and her very first gigs at the age of 16.
After working in a burger bar, singing Motown hits and serving food alongside her degree and regular visits back to London, Sinead was called upon by the Godfather of Grime, Wiley, to record vocals for his single ‘Walk Away’ after a chance exchange on Twitter. This link up became the catalyst for something much bigger, as Sinead quickly picked up more high profile collaborations in the shape of Disclosure’s ‘Boiling’, Ryan Hemsworth’s ‘Small + Lost’ and three tracks on Rudimental’s debut album.
Across two EPs, a number of singles, and a few more high profile collaborations, Harnett’s artistic identity is fully realised.
Comprised of four tracks including ‘If You Let Me’, ‘Rather Be With You’, ‘Say What You Mean’ and ‘Love To Lose’, Sinead Harnett’s eponymous EP alludes to her diverse range of influences, but with a clarity and self-assuredness in her own vision.