My third single, The Space Between, is released worldwide today, the 1st of July 2022.
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A music video will appear on my YouTube channel in the coming weeks.
The Space Between is the third and final release in a trilogy of songs written by myself, and produced by Martin Quinn at JAM Studios in Kells, Co. Meath. Martin also performs on all three tracks together with myself and Andrew Quinn. My own photography appears on the cover art for each release, and I worked with Donny Keane on the design.
The first two songs enjoyed airplay across Ireland, including on RTÉ 2XM and Radio Nova where Don’t Forget made the Top 100 Songs of 2021 via the Nova Guestlist. Described by Broadsheet.ie as being “like a lost classic by The Carpenters,” Sometimes was chosen as The Acoustic Yard Radio Show’s Song of the Week on Blues and Roots Radio.
Don’t Forget spoke of being faced with a seemingly impossible decision, and the difficulty of choosing a path without being sure of the right one. Sometimes celebrated the tentative joy and hesitant exhilaration of making a choice with only hope and faith to go on; of passing through doubt to something new. What awaits on the other side is The Space Between; a place of enlightenment where realisations are made, bold questions asked, and fresh ground broken, but where there is still work to do. It is the brave road which reveals much, and in doing so, inevitably poses new challenges.
The song is imbued with the driving force of desire, discovery, and the kind of honest, frustrated conviction that arises in that special, delicate place between truth and progress.
To celebrate the release of all three singles, I’ll be hosting an intimate night at The Workmans Club on Thursday 28 July at 8.30pm where I’ll be performing a solo acoustic set of these songs, and more. I’m delighted to be joined across the evening by three very special guests; Dublin-based psychedelic dreampop artist Keeley; Ray Gilligan, lead singer and songwriter from Dublin power-pop band StereoType; and, Brew, front man and songwriter from garage rock stalwarts Blue Sun.
Tickets are €6 and available on Eventbrite.
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Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Martin Quinn at JAM Studios, Ireland
Emma Hynes: Songwriter, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals
Andrew Quinn: Drums and percussion
Martin Quinn: Bass guitar, keyboard, electric guitars and string arrangement
Photography: Emma Hynes. Design: Emma Hynes and Donny Keane.
If you’d like to get in touch, I’m at email@example.com
Praise for Sometimes
The new single by Dublin songsmith Emma Hynes sounds like a lost classic by The Carpenters in its pure, soaring vocals, heart-tugging lyrics and lush arrangement with a wonderful string section.
With any justice, this should be one of those songs that makes the whole world sing.Nick Kelly, Broadsheet.ie
From the moment I got the demo of this song, the melody and chord structure that Emma Hynes wrote, felt like something from the songwriting stables of Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann, Beck or Paul McCartney – and that’s good company in my book.
The descending chord sequence on the chorus, and incredible melody, were a gift to arrange the string score for.Martin Quinn, JAM Studios, who produced, engineered, mixed, mastered and performed on Sometimes
‘Sometimes’ is a delicate and moving single from Emma Hynes. She spreads emotive lyrics over a lush sweeping backdrop of warm strings supple percussion and acoustic guitar to create a truly compelling listening experience. Her voice exudes a soothing lamentful tone as she croons “with you I feel I have won something, I’d like to hold on to‘’ while lush harmonies coo in the backdrop. It’s a well-crafted song brimming with rich musicianship and poignant songwriting. ’Sometimes’ is a magnificent new single from Hynes.Danu, Indie Buddie
Praise 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
‘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