Following on from the release of her warm and heartfelt single “Bumblebees And Blue Skies” in October last year, emerging Irish singer and songwriter Lucy McWilliams returns for 2023 to deliver her captivating new offering “Slow Dancing“.

Continuing her heart-achingly beautiful approach to songwriting once again, “Slow Dancing” sees her pursue a warm yet solemn sound this time around. With themes around loneliness and isolation at its core, her latest effort makes for an incredibly passionate and heartfelt listen from start to finish.

Adding about “Slow Dancing”, she said, “The song is about exploring loneliness and what you drive towards whilst in it. It’s about finding comfort in intimacy with strangers. I guess it’s easier sometimes to be close to people you don’t know and don’t really want to explore. Something blocks you from reality because they are not in your world and won’t ever be. Painting a picture of the life we want people to see and how we want to be perceived. It’s a lot easier to keep up a front if you never let people in.”

Lucy McWilliams is also set to embark on a number of live performances across the UK and Ireland later this year including her debut headline show in Dublin, with two shows in support of Ireland’s album chart topping outfit Inhaler. Full list of shows can be found below.

Lucy McWilliams UK & Ireland Live Dates
23 March – Headline show @ The Workman’s Cellar, Dublin
29 March – Lemonade x Communion Showcase (headline) @ The Social, London
19th May – Inhaler Support @ Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
20th May – Inhaler Support @ London O2 Brixton Academy
20th July – Two Door Cinena Support @ Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

Lucy McWilliams is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Dublin, who went to University in Berlin, but now lives in London. Lucy has released a string of singles since 2020 which have amassed over 13 million streams on Spotify alone.

Since then, Lucy has spent 2021 and the beginning of 2022 honing her sound with friend and frequent collaborator, producer: Charlie Hugall. The result so far has been two demos released in May and June this year: “The Woman In Me” and “Medication” which both tapped into Lucy’s vulnerability as a writer. While “The Woman in Me” speaks to having different versions of yourself which you may not necessarily like, “Medication” is about the emotions accompanied with losing someone who struggled with their mental health issues. Lucy’s lack of fear to delve into difficult topics is what allows authenticity to shine through her artistry.

She has also spent the past year performing for audiences in London, Paris, Dublin and much more. Lucy ended 2021 supporting Arlo Parks at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. 2022 saw her take stage at The Great Escape, Oberkampf Festival in Paris as well as back-to-back shows supporting Jake Isaac at Woolwich Works plus playing Ireland’s All Together Now Festival, Electric Picnic and most recently Ireland Music Week.


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