If you’ve followed Belles and Gals for a while, you’ll know all about Shannon Hynes! Shannon is the host of our bi-monthly showcase at the Water Rats and famously hit the top spot of the iTunes country chart with each of her first two singles – ‘I’m Not Pretty’ and ‘Someone to Drink With’. Now she is back with a brand new single and it’s clear that the London-based Welsh artist is taking a different approach – with big production creating a wonderful country sound.
Lyrically the track is fantastic too – ‘There I was dancing to old country songs, he caught me off guard when he came down those stairs, then I knew it, because of how I felt right then‘. The track is a good, old-fashioned break up song, with Shannon’s emotive vocals ensuring you get quickly caught up in the story.
Below you can see Shannon performing the song (the acoustic version is VERY different from the released version).
About Shannon Hynes
Shannon Hynes is very much inspired by the poignant honesty of the storytelling in country music. Due to the fact she has studied this music for the majority of her life, she has honed her craft in captivating you in her lyrical stories.
Taking inspiration from past and present leaders in country music, Shannon plans to demonstrate the deep lonesome of the songs she writes with the balance of the innocence and pure tone her vocal evokes.
With her first two singles ‘I’m Not Pretty’ (also Baylen Leonard’s Record of the Week on Chris Country ) and ’Someone to Drink With’ debuting at Number One on the iTunes Country Charts, 2018 was a great start to Shannon’s career. With new music coming towards the end of 2019 and an EP release in 2020, Shannon plans to take her career to the next level.