“I’m burning fire, I’m shining brighter than I ever was with you, it’s true and it’s all because you’ll never burn me out.”
Fire, Gem O’Reilly
“There’s a world out there that I could never have seen and there’s a dark despair that I don’t want there to be.”Silent Suffering, Gem O’Reilly
Fire is the latest album by talented pop singer-songwriter Gem O’Reilly. As a teenager, she participated in the nationwide music competition Live and Unsigned and it was there that her knack for writing solid melodic country pop tunes was recognised by Alex Baker of Kerrang! Radio. Since then she has continued to progress in her journey as a solo artist, performing alongside the likes of Damian McGinty and Cole Page and overall taking pride in writing honest and relatable music that tells a story.
Gem O’Reilly’s latest album Fire is the fourth of her original releases and was written while shielding in lockdown. The album reflects on a break up, a pandemic, a lockdown, a move, but most importantly it is an inspirational set of original songs based around keeping your ‘fire’, your spark, even when life throws many obstacles in your way. The album contains tracks like Silent Suffering and Four Walls which reflects on the way the pandemic has impacted society in 2020.
Her previous release as an independent artist, Love Potion follows her Teenager and I Have Found Me EPs and signifies a growth in maturity and experience she has undergone throughout her musical career. The overall theme presented throughout is love, with tracks like the self-titled number and Forget Me particularly focusing on feelings on love lost and regrets on the ones that got away. A short and concise package of delicate vocals amidst wistful melodies and a strong presence of acoustic guitars, Love Potion is a fantastic collection of compositions by an artist who sings from the heart.
Dubbed ‘the British Taylor Swift‘ by BBC Radio, Gem O’Reilly possesses an earnest warmth and strong compositional skill that has gained recognition from The Independent and Manchester Evening News. Her music holds as a strong statement of her gift for songwriting, and in 2021 she will certainly be a name to look out for.
Love Potion is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms: https://apple.co/2KneCaK
Fire will be released on Spotify, Apple Music and other music stores in 2022.