North London’s Sinead Harnett fresh off of her release of “No Other Way,” has premiered her second single “Paradise” (listen here) off her upcoming EP N.O.W.(No Other Way). “Paradise” is as silky and sweet as her first single release “No Other Way”, just a dash jazzier and more uptempo. Harnett is likeable from the first listen. Her voice alights somewhere between earnest and light-hearted soul and glittering R&B. Her music is simple and slightly sensual, and benefits from mesmerizing production from rising duo Snakehips, among other talented producers. The vibe is summery and sweet, and her smooth vocals, paired with an airy saxophone in the background, will have you listening to “Paradise” on repeat.
“Paradise” is the second single off N.O.W., following “No Other Way” (watch here). The first single was produced by Utters and Snakehips, and it’s easy to hear their signature groove. The song is filled with bubbling production techniques, cowbells, and syncopated drum pads. It’s a smooth downtempo track in which Sinead reassures a troubled lover that they’ll find peace if they just “let go” and “lay down next to” her. “No Other Way” also received an up-beat remix from internet-famous DJ Ryan Hemsworth and racked up spins from BBC 1 Radio Show’s Zane Lowe.
Harnett is otherwise known as the vocalist on some of the UK’s biggest dance tracks, such as Disclosure‘s “Boiling” and “What’s In Your Head“ (see the artwork above, with Harnett’s face distorted by Discosure’s familiar “The Face” design). She’s also contributed vocals to group Rudimental on hits like “Baby.” Harnett developed an appreciation for UK garage and house early on, and balanced this out with love for artists like The Fugees, Dizzie Rascal, and Amy Winehouse. From her beginnings as a favorite vocalist of some of the UK’s biggest Djs, Sinead Harnett has carved out a serene space in R&B and electronic music for her debut. It’s unclear how big of a splash she’ll make in a producer-orientated genre already dominated by artists like FKA Twigs and Kelela. With a sound and aesthetic that’d be at home on a Majestic Casual feature, it’s uncertain whether Sinead’s style will be memorable enough to project her into the big leagues.
Her N.O.W. EP is due August 31 via 333 Records. You can pre-order it here.