Susan O’Neill has today released her new video for the track titled ‘Bright Eyes’ from her upcoming album ‘Now In A Minute’ dropping in September. This song starts off in such a unique and original way. No other way to say it. ‘Bright Eyes’ says to me that this is that magic moment when a new artist is about to spread their wings and show the world what they’re made of. An introduction, of sorts.

Part soul, part guttural result of a life lived and learned, Susan takes that feeling and inspiration and makes soul the goal and gives us a gateway drug to what she’s releasing in September. Beautiful.

About Susan O’Neill

Susan’s first album ‘Now in a Minute’ follows on from Susan’s 2021 collaboration album with Mick Flannery ‘In The Game’ which was nominated for the Choice Music Prize and the RTE 1 ‘Best Folk Album of the year’, The album was the biggest independent selling Irish album that year. As well as collaborating on many songs with all of the musicians on this new album, ‘Now in a Minute’ also see’s Susan reunite with Mick Flannery on a selection of co-writes for this record.

On announced the album today, Susan said:

“I’ve been tipping away at this thing behind the scenes. Now, it is an album and it’s finished. I’m very much looking forward to sharing it with you. I had a great pleasure sharing the process with these wonderful humans who helped me manifest these recordings. Thank you to everyone who listens, comments, and supports. It means more than you know”.

In March, Susan released ‘Drive’ revealing her first new music since her ‘Now you see it’ EP in 2022. ‘Drive’ has been described by Hot Press Magazine as being “..rife with poetic flow and rich, juxtaposing lyricism” and has featured on many playlists since. Accompanying the album announcement today, Susan has also released her official video for the second single to be released from the album ‘Bright Eyes’ filmed in the wilds of county Clare and produced by Susan herself.

Talking about the process Susan said: “It’s a collection of images and clips from places that I find joy. I’m a textural person, rocks, bones, salt & sea… I’m just exploring here, that’s all. That’s all I’m ever doing really” Watch ‘Bright Eyes’ HERE

Susan has also announced that she will return to The Galway Arts Festival on July 18th, as well as a performance at this year’s All Together now festival on August 3rd. A previously announced autumn Irish headline tour in support of ‘Now in a Minute’ Includes shows in Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Belfast. Susan is also special guest at Mick Flannery’s ‘Live at the Marquee’ show in Cork on June 21st.

Tour Dates

Featured image by Mrs. Redhead.