Words: Ellie Ward
We last heard from producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ciara Lindsey, aka Kynsy, last year with 'Happiness Isn’t A Fixed State'.
Now the Dublin-based artist today (January 28) releases her debut EP, 'Things That Don’t Exist', alongside a video for latest single, 'Elephant In The Room'.
Written and co-produced by Kynsy, the EP opener was mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Sorry, Parquet Courts) and Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, MIA, Bombay Bicycle Club).
The woozy ode to disillusionment is a soaring and dramatic track, built on a raft of sharp guitars, swirling synths over which Kynsy's rising vocals coat it with a sweet, melodic edge.
The accompanying video, filmed in Donegal, Ireland, was directed by Charlie Joe Doherty (The Murder Capital, Rosie Carney), and is an atmosphereic tale of alienation and longing capturing the emotional landscape of a relationship breaking down.
“'Elephant In The Room' is about reflecting on certain darker times of your life, when you're feeling alienated from yourself and using escapism to deal with that,” she explains. “The song is a reflection on the past, but was written to almost remind myself not to make the same mistakes from the past and keep moving forward no matter what life throws at you.”