Dublin alt-folk artist Ailbhe Reddy releases debut album Personal History via Friends of the Family. Three years in the making, her record finds Ailbhe ruminating on the rites of passage in life as a young, emerging, queer artist from Ireland. On Personal History, Ailbhe’s ability to write songs of earnest and honest self-appraisal see her autobiographically navigate through break-ups in the age of social media (Looking Happy), reflect on the duality of loneliness and independence while touring (Time Difference), and open-up about coming out as explained in her newest effort (Between Your Teeth).
“It’s about the frustration of being unable to communicate in a relationship”, detailed the gifted lyricist. “Both people hold things back because they either don’t want, or don’t know, how to express themselves. While travelling alone, I always spent a lot of time thinking too much about past conversations and wondering what words were being held back between another person’s teeth”. Produced by Erland Cooper and Tommy McLaughlin (producer and touring member of Soak).