Today we’re delighted to feature the audio premiere of ‘Sunset Valley‘ from the wonderful Roisin O’Hagan. The song takes place in the fictional setting of Sunset Valley, which is the home to the heartache of a teenage relationship. Roisin explains:
“Sunset Valley speaks of someone who hangs on to what they had with their first love in times gone by. The protagonist wonders where that person is now, whether they achieved their goals and whether they have found someone else. Despite being content with her life today, there is a hope and blind faith that the two of them will find each other again. This unfulfilled love will spark anew, as a love that wasn’t over. She holds on to the belief that the best things are going to take time.“
We first featured Roisin as early as 2018 here at Belles and Gals and today marks the 10th time we’ve featured the artist, a landmark that very few artists have achieved. This is testament to the sheer quality of her output over the last four years, and it’s amazing to see how Roisin has developed as an artist, always evolving and improving. Roisin’s influences include Bruce Springsteen and Counting Crows, while the new song has been inspired in part by the Folklore/Evermore era of Taylor Swift – Roisin having the ability to take these influences and transform them into her own distinctive sound.
This is the first song from what could be considered a new stage of Roisin’s career – it’s brilliant, we’re her for it and it will surely be another stepping stone for an artist destined for an ever upward journey.
About Roisin O’Hagan:
Roisin lives in Chelmsford, Essex, an area with a progressively flourishing country music scene. Her interest in specifically the social media side of the music business has been a learning curve for Roisin and her active Instagram following of 8k+ is testament to her hard work and dedication to this. She is a previous finalist in the Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year contest.
Roisin O’Hagan has been included on several Spotify playlists, including “Very Nearly Nashville” and has been tipped for success by numerous industry professionals such as Max Helyer (You Me At Six) and Georgie Rogers (BBC 6 Music). She has had radio support from BBC Essex, BBC Introducing, Absolute Country Radio and CountryLine Radio (formerly Chris Country).