Soda Blonde – Small Talk

Up and coming Irish act talk small but think big on new single.


Soda Blonde are an alt-pop band from Dublin who are on the brink of becoming a very big deal on the Irish music scene. Rising from the ashes of the acclaimed act Little Green Cars, Soda Blonde wasted no time in announcing themselves to the country with a scintillating debut on ‘The Late Late show’. Since then, they have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with by releasing a slew of head-turning singles, as well as the EP ‘Isolation Content’.

Now Soda Blonde look to kickstart the next stage of their development with the release of their debut album, ‘Small Talk’, available July 9th. To whet our appetite, Soda Blonde have dropped the records lead single and title track, ‘Small Talk’.

The song opens up at a deliberate and purposeful pace, it’s elegant pop music with a slightly retro feel reminiscent of Kate Bush’s ‘Running up that hill’. Lead singer Faye O’Rourkes’s voice joins the proceedings with an immediate charisma. She sounds fabulous here as her voice commands the verse with all the control and confidence of a superstar in the making. As the song progresses and evolves, so does Faye’s performance. There are an abundance of innovative flourishes and nuances that make this a mightily impressive vocal showing.

This striking performance brings to life a set of lyrics that are dripping with emotional authenticity. “To put it simply, Small Talk is about life in our 20’s,” Faye explains “Every part of us is in here, both subliminally and literally. Lyrically, this record is like a collection of my flaws and insecurities. They’re lingering awkwardly by the bar at a crowded social gathering, waiting to integrate with the wider world”.

The chorus is the kind of refrain that is sure to linger on long after the song has finished, and the glistening production gives the track an infusion of vitality for maximum polish.

Soda Brown are clearly a band in full control of a brilliantly realised sound. As the lead-off single to the band’s highly anticipated debut album, ‘Small Talk’ ticks all the boxes. The song’s slick sound is perfect for the radio, its lyrics are far more engaging than your average pop fare, and their talismanic frontwoman will ensure the band connects with the listening public.

Small talk is available to stream now. Keep up with Soda Blonde via their official Instagram.

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