One To Watch: Tadhg Daly's eclectic alt-pop EP Forever Young

With a new alt-pop EP inspired by the likes of ABBA and Jeff Buckley, the Jersey-born, Irish singer-songwriter is on the rise.

Like most of us, Tadhg Daly had a lot of time on his hands during the various lockdowns of the past 18 months. 

But unlike us, Tadhg used this new free time to do something drastic; find out who he was as an artist, and what exactly that artist sounded like.

The result is the Jersey-born but Ireland-native's eclectic new EP Forever Young, accompanied by an immersive alt-pop aesthetic. It's a body of work that tells the story of Tadhg's "tale of overcoming adversity and battling personal demons."

Speaking to OfficialCharts.Com, Tadhg says: "[Lockdown] as a much needed time to sit down and figure out who I am and what I want to say.

"Bringing it all back to the music was so important for me and I came out of it all with a renewed sense of self and a style of songwriting and sound that I really feel is my own."

According to Tadhg, artists as varied as ABBA, Joni Mitchell and US rockband The Used served as inspiration for the style and sound of the EP, best showcased on the sweeping new single Come On Over.

"I try to emulate them all in one way or another," he says, "any time I listen to music I look for cool things that I can learn from; lyrically or musically and I'm constantly making notes."

The Forever Young EP is out now. 

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