ROE has today premiered her new single titled ‘Too Much For Anyone’. Featuring a musical style well beyond her years, ROE proves that one can become a musical giant early in life (just check out her performance on RTÉ One’s ‘The Late Late Show‘ below).
‘Too Much For Anyone’ is a song that sticks in the memory long after that initial listen and introduces you to the music of ROE. As much a consistent hook as it is a song, this song is a memory in the making with the subtle angelic yet weathered vocals of ROE standing tall over immaculate and emotional songwriting that brilliantly layers itself in a way that is almost as choral as it is orchestral. This is the music for the new decade.
Check out our other features with ROE HERE.
Following on from the release of the lauded ‘Destroyer’ ROE and Ciaran Lavery complete their collaboration with the second half of their new double A-Side: ‘Too much for anyone’, exploring themes of social pressure and duality, masquerading behind the veneer of a catchy, upbeat ,mid-tempo indie-pop song.
Written by ROE and Ciaran Lavery, and produced by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers), the track brings together two of Northern Ireland’s most prodigious song writing talents for the first time.
“‘Too much for anyone’ was written about the overwhelming pressure of trying to be a good person and acceptance of how we can’t change what happens around us no matter how desperately we want to”ROE
“‘Too much for anyone’ was written about the overwhelming pressure of trying to be a good person and acceptance of how we can’t change what happens around us no matter how desperately we want to”
“TMFA is an anthem of sorts, one for the disillusioned and voiceless, with an exhausted mantra “when I give in, I give myself” that solidifies the belief that we’re far more likely to numbly go along with things when we stop trying to fight against them.”Ciaran Lavery
“TMFA is an anthem of sorts, one for the disillusioned and voiceless, with an exhausted mantra “when I give in, I give myself” that solidifies the belief that we’re far more likely to numbly go along with things when we stop trying to fight against them.”
Devastatingly sincere and relatable, ROE is a songwriter that pours her heart into every word that she writes. With her self-styled brand of “Existential Indie Pop” she writes sad songs about being human, mostly.
Hailing from Derry, NI, ROE left college before finishing to travel the world playing festivals and to focus on writing songs that felt real. Her 2020 EP ‘Things We Don’t Talk About’ saw ROE cross 1 million streams on Spotify and is the culmination of 4 years of relentless writing, releasing and touring as a completely independent artist.
At 18-years-old she received a coveted slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury in 2017, which led her on to perform across Europe, North America, India and beyond; supporting local legends Snow Patrol on their 2018/19 UK Arena Tour. The winner of Best Emerging Artist – Northern Ireland Music Prize, 2018 and recipient of the PRS Foundation Momentum Fund, 2020, ROE’s music has been used as part of a TV and radio campaign for BBC Music NI, in ITV’s ‘The Only Way is Essex’, Channel 4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’ and Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’.
With her previous releases, she has gained extensive support and plays from BBC Radio 1 and Radio 6 Music, regular playlisting across Irish radio on RTE2FM and Today FM, and her monthly listeners on Spotify continue to grow steadily.
In September 2021, ROEs single ‘Cruel’ was chosen as BBC Introducing Track of the Week, seeing her playlisted for the first time on BBC Radio 1.
Featured image by Ciara McMullan Photography.
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