The new debut album “Lore” by Lore that is set to hit shelves this year is definitely worth a listen. The three piece group consisting of Carolann Carlile on vocals, Raymond O’Kane on piano and Luke McCloskey on guitar from Dungiven County Derry recently released their debut self titled EP “Lore” in October last year and are set to play in Botton Yorkshire this May.

The word Lore is taken from folklore and refers to the traditional art of storytelling which is exactly what this trio are all about. The album takes us on a journey through the struggles and hardships of life, love, loss and fate as we step into the lives and music of the newly welcomed singer and band members Lore. This musical trio not only make listeners feel as if they are living within the music themselves they also tell gripping stories with well written music and lyrics.

Carlile embodies a powerful yet angelic voice that truly brings the music to life and shows us what Irish singing is all about. In the first track of the album Lost, Carlile is accompanied by piano as she sings the almost romanticised lyrics with a hauntingly beautiful feel that will send shivers down your spine. In the fourth track of the glorious album Only You Carlile belts out powerful lyrics followed by excellent harmonising from guitarist and pianist O’Kane and McCkloskey which help bring the song to life and represent the song for just how powerful and emotional it is.

Lore is an album set to be very popular audience among many but particularly among a highly populated female audience as the music resembles a melancholy, powerful group with many hopes and dreams. The music of Lore resembles many artists ranging from Regina Spektor, Natalia Imbruglia, Alanis Morissette among many more. This is an album that you don’t want to miss.

Written by Ciara Walsh

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