Today marks the first Bandcamp Friday since the release of my debut single, Don’t Forget.
As the track is available on the site, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to celebrate this, and to look back at how the past few weeks have been with a song in the world.
First up, what is Bandcamp Friday, and why is it worth applauding?
Its aim is simple; to support artists. All revenue from music bought on the site up to 8pm GMT today goes to the artist with no fees deducted by Bandcamp.
So, if you’d like to purchase my song, this would be a lovely day to do just that at: https://emmahynes.bandcamp.com
My sincere and continued gratitude goes to those who already have.
Described by its producer Martin Quinn of JAM Studios as “an ambient new-folk and indie track of sorts,” Don’t Forget made RTÉ 2XM’s playlist rotation, has featured multiple times on the Radio Nova Guestlist with Kieran McGuinness, and enjoyed airplay around the country via a number of local stations, all listed below. The song was featured and reviewed by Broadsheet.ie, Indie Buddie and Finbar Hoban Presents as well as being included in Golden Plec’s Irish Songs You Need to Hear This Week. It has been playlisted a number of times on Spotify, and continues to be listened to across the globe.
In short, the response has been wonderful, and I give heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported it in any way. It means the world, especially as an independent artist.
It is true that the work is never done, and with this song now out in the world, it’s time for new ideas and music to take shape. This is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of being an artist for me, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you when they are ready to emerge, and the time comes for them to fly.
In the meantime, I hope will you continue to enjoy Don’t Forget.
Coverage and Airplay for Don’t Forget
Dublin songsmith and writer Emma Hynes knocks it out of the park with her debut single which has just been released across multiple digital platforms. It comes with a sumptuously shot video to boot which features nature in all its glory.
– Nick Kelly, Broadsheet.ie
Don’t Forget is an ambient new-folk and indie track of sorts. Melody and chord structure here is the stuff of classic tracks.
– Martin Quinn, JAM Studios, who produced and performed on Don’t Forget.
It haunted me for the week. It’s a great song, but it’s a little different, and it stayed with me.
– Kieran McGuinness, The Nova Guestlist on Radio Nova
‘Don’t Forget’ is a wonderfully emotive tune steeped in warm melodies and well-placed instrumentation. From steady strums on guitars to driving rhythms, the track glides with subtle yet expressive musicianship. Hynes’ vocals haunt and croon throughout as she injects a soulful tone into this mesmerising tune. There is something hypnotic and thought-provoking about the melancholy within the song that captures the listener’s attention from the first play and lingers for days. Well crafted and showcasing poetic lyrics, ‘Don’t Forget’ is a strong debut single from the singer-songwriter.
– Danu, Indie Buddie
There’s a strong singer-songwriter field with … debut releases from the likes of … Emma Hynes.
– Stephen Byrne, Golden Plec’s Irish Songs You Need To Hear This Week
Finbar Hoban Presents: Emma Hynes introduces you to her new single ‘Don’t Forget’
The Nova Guestlist with Kieran McGuinness on Radio Nova
RTÉ 2XM Playlist Rotation
Fuzzed Up Radio Show with Andy Marke on Dublin’s Near FM
Music in Mouth on 103.2 Dublin City FM,
Roddie Cleere’s Irish Music Show on KCLR 96fm
Top Tunes on 90.3 NearFM
Premier Irish Music with Owen Lonergan on Tipp FM
Aftertunes Weekdays on 92.5 Phoenix FM
Tracey’s Choice on Dundalk FM
The Irish Music Scene with Eoin Beatty on Kfm Radio Kildare
Videos and News Items
28 May – Release Day Announcement
26 May – Official Video Announcement
20 May – Artwork Announcement
14 May – Forthcoming Single Announcement