Single Review – Aine Cahill feat. Courage – Blood Diamonds

Aine Cahill’s new single ‘Blood Diamonds’ feat producer Courage is the kind of smokey aired smirking track that seems laced with Lorde and Lana Del Ray style curled lip. A tale of selfishness in a capitalist world ‘Blood Diamond’ takes ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ to its inevitable realist conclusion. Simmering with 1940’s cigarette smoke blown in your face charm, lines like; ‘I don’t really care if no one understands, got my possessions, don’t need anybody else’ and ‘Don’t wear fake fur, only the real thing, I pair them with my pearls and all my blood diamond rings,’ will leave you with no doubt on the evil villain level of character at play here. ‘Blood Diamonds’ is surely one of Cahill’s best tracks to date.

Hayley Miller

Single Review – Aine Cahill – Angels & Demons

Irish pop singer-songwriter Aine Cahill’s new single ‘Angels & Demons’ is infused with just as much brooding, Lana Del Rey, London Grammer esque, haunting imagery as her previous singles; the American horror story inspired ‘Black Dahlia’ and the subtly scathing ‘Plastic’. On the angelic side of things, Cahill’s natural flare for combining elements of Jazz, Pop, and RnB create an enthralling melody, that works perfectly to highlight the tracks spiral of melancholic self-destruction. Emotions are still very much at the heart of Cahill’s writing as she pulls you along into her story of indecisive psychological torment. Though don’t worry things don’t ever get too dark, laced with Cahill’s warm vocal tone the tracks theme of internal battle between good and bad, being pulled in two directions by persuasive emotions, hypnotically drifts building ‘Angels & Demons’ chorus into a subtle Jess Glynne style anthem. 

Hayley Miller