To hear Sinead Harnett speak, you would assume the 26-year-old singer songwriter thinks she’s Sophocles or something. “I think I’m Sophocles,” she declares. See? “I’m just bare philosophical.” This bodes well for us, given our focus for this edition is introspection.
She explains. “That’s where I started to learn the difference between the skill of singing and also having that emotional connection with it as well.”
It wasn’t long before Harnett’s burgeoning interest in music grew to include writing songs of her own, her earliest creations written on an old piano that had been gifted to the family. “I used to play it, probably quite awfully, but it became something quite cathartic for me. I found it very therapeutic writing stuff down and singing it; I didn’t even realise at the time how much it was helping me. I felt quite lonely as a kid, only because it wasn’t really a busy household, and I think that’s what encouraged me to get into writing.”
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